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Sturgeon full moon: Last supermoon of 2022 rises Thursday

The Full moon rises behind The Statue of Liberty in New York City, United States on August 23, 2021. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) The last supermoon of the year, also known as the Sturgeon Moon, happens Thursday night and coincides with the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. Before you get too excited about double celestial events, there is some bad news. The bright full moon will likely hinder those hoping to catch a glimpse of the meteor shower.

Meteors are best spotted with a dark sky. Usually, a new moon is best and away from light pollution. In this case, the supermoon won't make good sky-gazing conditions for the Perseids.PERSEID METEOR SHOWER PEAK: WHEN AND WHERE YOU CAN SEE ITThe Perseids are pieces of the comet Swift-Tuttle, and July 17 to Aug.

24 is the most active time for the meteors. The peak this year, when the most meteors will shoot across the sky, is expected to be Aug. 11 to 13.

Unfortunately, the August full moon happens on Aug. 11, which could put a damper on the view. HOW TO WATCH FOX WEATHER ON TVAccording to NASA, the moon will be brighter than anything else in the night sky, washing out all but the most brilliant Perseids as they streak through Earth's atmosphere."Sadly, this year’s Perseids peak will see the worst possible circumstances for spotters," NASA astronomer Bill Cooke said in a post. "Most of us in North America would normally see 50 or 60 meteors per hour," he said, "But this year, during the normal peak, the full Moon will reduce that to 10-20 per hour at best."Thursday's cloud cover forecast by the FOX Forecast Center shows clear sky for the Midwest and Central Plains for the full moon.(FOX Weather) 7 TIPS ON HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH THE MOONThursday's cloud

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