What is a supermoon? 什麼是 「超級月亮」?

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What is a supermoon? 什麼是 「超級月亮」?

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What do a strawberry, buck and sturgeon all have in common?

草莓、雄鹿和鱘魚有什麼共同點?

They’re names given to the supermoons we’ll see in 2022.

它們都是我們將在2022年看到的超級月亮的名字。

The Strawberry Supermoon rose on the night of 13-14 June.

「草莓超級月亮」 在6月13日至14日夜間升起。

It’s named after the fruit harvested at that time of year.

它是以每年那個時節收穫的水果草莓命名的。

So, what is a supermoon?

到底什麼是 「超級月亮」?

The Moon orbits Earth in an ellipse with one region (perigee) closer and another region (apogee) furthest away.

月球沿橢圓軌道繞地球運行,其中一個區域(近地點)較近,另一個區域(遠地點)最遠。

When there is a full moon on the perigee side of its orbit, it’s bigger and brighter than usual, and can look especially large close to the horizon due to an optical illusion.

當滿月位於其軌道的近地點一側時,它看起來會比平時更大、更亮,而且由於光學錯覺,在接近地平線時看起來會特別大。

A supermoon can cause higher than normal tides which can cause increased coastal flooding.

超級月亮可能會導致潮汐高於正常水平,從而可能會使沿海洪水增加。

Names for full Moons used by Native Americans were published in the 1930s and over time became widely used.

20世紀30年代,美洲原住居民使用的「滿月」名稱發表,隨著時間的推移,這些名稱被廣泛使用。

The supermoon in July is a Buck Supermoon because the antlers of young male deer emerge around this time.

7月的超級月亮被稱作 「雄鹿超級月亮」,因為年輕雄鹿在這個時候長出鹿角。

The supermoon rising in August is named after sturgeon fish.

8月升起的超級月亮是以「鱘魚」命名的。

They’re easier to catch this time of year.

因為在一年中的這個時候,鱘魚更易捕撈。

So, let’s hope for clear skies. Happy viewing!

那就讓我們期待晴朗的天空吧。祝你賞月愉快!