St. John, USVI is a delight for stargazers of all skill levels. From the bright full moons rising in the east to the Milky Way galaxy slicing the star-speckled sky on new moons. For more information on the moon, checkout TimeAndDate.com and Nasa.gov.
Did you know… a Micromoon is when a Full Moon or a New Moon coincides with apogee, the point in the Moon’s orbit farthest away from Earth. Because a Micromoon is further away, it looks approximately 14% smaller than a Supermoon. In addition, the illuminated area appears 30% smaller, so it appears less bright.
The time the Moon takes to orbit Earth is around 29.5 days and is called a lunar month, giving us about 12 Full Moons a year. Because the lunar month is shorter than a solar month, every few years there are 13 Full Moons.
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