Full supermoon in July will be   moon of 2022

the biggest and brightest

The second of

two consecutive "supermoons" will be glowing brightly in the night sky this week,

First full moon of summer

 season (the June moon turned full a week before the summer solstice) will officially reach its fullest phase at 2:37 p.m.

Its biggest and

brightest when it rises above the horizon Wednesday night.

The moon will look

 98% full Tuesday night, July 12, and have 99% illumination on Thursday, July 14.

The nearly-full moon

 will rise again at 9:48 p.m. on Thursday and set at 7:32 a.m. on Friday.

Astronomy enthusiasts

 consider a supermoon to be a moon that turns full when its elliptical orbit is closer to the Earth than an average full moon

Many astronomy buffs,

 including those at Sky & Telescope magazine, believe a supermoon is a full moon that tracks less than 223,000 miles from the Earth

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