Look up in the night sky tonight to see both a huge supermoon and a meteor shower
· · Aug 11, 2022 · NottheBee.com

If you've a mind to go out and catch some sturgeon fish with your bare hands, now's the night to do it!

Tonight's sturgeon supermoon could have you dancing in the moonlight -- the type that only happens three to four times per year.

Named by the Native American Algonquin tribe after sturgeon fish that were more easily caught in the Great Lakes and other bodies of water during this time of year, the sturgeon moon ends 2022's series of four supermoons, which began in May, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. After sunset, look toward the southeast to watch this supermoon rise. It will reach peak illumination at 9:36 p.m. ET Thursday.

Live shot of all your kids after you holler at them to come out on the front porch and see the supermoon:

Don't forget, there's also a meteor shower tonight! But, darn it, that pesky full moon is going to get in the way of things:

The sturgeon moon will steal the spotlight of the Perseid meteor shower peaking Thursday through Saturday.

"Bright moon phases are bad for meteor showers as they wash out the dimmer meteors," Hankey said. "A full or almost full moon dominates one part of the sky, making that part undesirable for observing meteors. The full moon also lasts the entire night, leaving no hours of complete darkness, which is preferred."

Yeah bottom line, don't waste too much time looking for those meteors.


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