Countdown to the Superluna dell’estate, scheduled for evening of June 24th and already known as the Supermoon of strawberry. The show will be made even more magical by the fact that it will also be the last Superluna of the year. To call it Superluna, an unscientific term but now commonly used to indicate the full moon closest to the Earth, was for the first time an astrologer in 1979 who thus renamed the phenomenon in question, with our satellite appearing in the sky a little. larger than normal (up to 10% more) and therefore also its brightness higher (15% more).
“The night of June 24 shortly after passing at the minimum distance from Earth, the Moon will also reach the full phase. A ‘coincidence’ – said astrophysicist Gianluca Masi, head of the Virtual Telescope Project – which is popularly referred to as Superluna because in these conditions our satellite appears a little brighter and a little bigger than usual. A definition that has no scientific value but has an undoubted charm ”.