The Super Moon is just one of four special astronomical phenomena that will take place this June.
Astronomy lovers in Vietnam will witness 4 special phenomena in the coming days. All four of these phenomena will take place in the last 3 weeks of June.
Super moon on June 14
Next week will appear the phenomenon of Full Moon – Super Moon. This is when the Moon is located opposite the Sun. The Earth-facing part of the Moon is completely illuminated by the Sun.
In Vietnam, this Moon phase will take place at about 6:52 pm on June 14. At that time, the Moon will be closest to Earth and therefore visible to a larger and brighter size than usual.
This full moon is often referred to by Native American tribes as the Strawberry Moon. The reason is that it coincides with the time of strawberry harvest and signals the ripe fruit season. Elsewhere, the phenomenon is known as Honeymoon and Rose Moon.
Mercury reaches maximum elongation
On June 16, Mercury will be in a western ecliptic position. This is considered the best time to observe Mercury.
The best time to observe the planet is in the eastern sky just before dawn. At this time, Mercury will be at the highest position of the morning horizon.
The summer solstice is the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. In Western astronomical terms, the time of the summer solstice is when the Sun is located at 270 degrees longitude in the Northern Hemisphere. The time of the summer solstice of this year will take place at 16:05 on June 21.
The fourth astronomical phenomenon that will take place in June is the New Moon. In Vietnam, the New Moon will appear at 9:53 a.m. on June 29.
The feature of the New Moon is that the Moon will appear on the same side as the Earth and cannot be observed in the night sky. However, this is the best time to observe the Milky Way and the stars because they are not eclipsed by the light of the Moon.