With a full moon, the second so-called super moon is expected this Wednesday within a few weeks. “It is the closest full moon to earth this year,” as the chairman of the Association of Star Friends in Germany, Sven Melchert, explained at the request of the German Press Agency.
When it rises on the horizon for the people in Germany, however, it is already a little further away from this point. When the moon rises, the moon is 357,517 kilometers away from the earth.
The so-called super moon occurs when the earth companion comes particularly close to our planet in its elliptical orbit and the moon is full at the same time. The spectacle can be admired when there are no clouds obscuring the view, with a view to the south.
In summer, the moon rises in the southeast in the evening and sets in the southwest in the morning. According to the Sternfreunde, it rises above the horizon in Munich at 9:36 p.m., in Hamburg at 10:17 p.m., in Berlin at 9:56 p.m. and in Cologne at 10:12 p.m. The moon appears particularly large directly after rising and shortly before setting.