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Photo of the Full Buck Supermoon over Fiesta Ice Arena in Las Vegas on July 13, 2022

Did you see the Supermoon last night?  I was pulling in to the parking lot at Fiesta Ice Arena for my Wednesday night recreational league hockey game and noticed how full, bright, and BIG the moon was.

Well, I did a little research to try and find out if there was something special about our planet’s only natural satellite last night and come to find out that there was!  According to NASA, and a short video you can see on Space.com, this month’s full moon is commonly referred to as a “Full Buck Moon.” This is due to the fact that this is the normally time that buck deer’s antlers begin to appear on their foreheads.  Who knew?

There are three to four Supermoons every year, and last night’s full moon was the third of the four that are expected in 2022.  This phenomenon occurs due to the fact that the moon is at it’s closest point to Earth while making its orbit.  The Supermoon appears 14% larger to viewers on Earth.

Per Wikipedia, I found out that some people have claimed that the supermoon phenomena causes more catastrophic events like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but scientists state that there is absolutely no evidence that supports those theories.

Happy Sky Watching!

 

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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ – Las Vegas.  After programming top-rated radio stations in cities like Bakersfield, CA, Nashville, TN, and Riverside / San Bernardino, CA, he and his family decided to plant roots here in Las Vegas in 1994.  The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.