Here’s when to see the final supermoon of 2022 in Sacramento

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Sacramentans will have the chance to witness the fourth and final supermoon of 2022 Thursday night.

Supermoons occur when the full moon is at its closest distance to Earth, otherwise known as its perigee, according to NASA. They appear slightly brighter and larger than regular full moons.

August’s full moon is being called the Sturgeon Moon, according to Time and Date. It is named after the largest fish in North America, which were found in abundance this time of year in the Great Lakes.

The supermoon on Aug. 11 will peak at 6:35 p.m. in Sacramento. The full moon will likely be visible Friday and Saturday night.

The National Weather Service forecast shows mostly clear skies Thursday night, with lows in the 60s.

The peak of the supermoon coincides with another celestial event known as the Perseids meteor shower, and the full moon may make it harder to see the shooting stars. They are expected to peak in activity from Friday to Saturday.

If you miss out on Thursday’s night’s super moon spotting, there are opportunities in the future. Super moons sightings are common each year, according to Space.com.

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