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August’s first bright supermoon illuminates night skies worldwide

August's first full moon, also known as the "Sturgeon Moon," shined brightly in the sky on Tuesday night.

August’s first bright supermoon illuminated night skies worldwide!

The full moon on Tuesday 1st August is a STURGEON SUPERMOON, meaning it appears bigger and brighter because it is at the closest point to Earth in its orbit.

The Aug. 1 full moon is the second of four consecutive supermoons, which occur when the Moon’s orbit is closest to Earth at the same time the moon is full.

Supermoons are about 16% brighter than an average moon.

Tonight the moon is 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual due to its close proximity to the Earth.

The supermoon can be seen all over the world including Pakistan.

The breathtaking beauty of nature’s celestial wonder has been captured worldwide and here is why hashtag #SuperMoon trending on social media.



A second full moon in this month will occur on August 30th, it is known as a blue moon which also will be a super moon.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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