Find your favorite stargazing spot and look up. Tonight the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year will shine over the Hudson Valley and the world. reports that today, Wednesday, July 13th, at 5 AM the moon arrived at "its closest point to the Earth for 2022: a perigee distance of 221,994 miles." Then, 9 hours after, the moon reaches the closes point to earth, at 2:38 PM the moon will be full. Fun fact, right? But what does that mean for tonight's moon viewing?

The supermoon, also known as The Full Buck Moon, will appear 14% larger and be the biggest supermoon of 2022. However, says many of us viewing the July 13th supermoon will be under a moon illusion which makes us think the moon likes bigger and brighter than normal because we're aware that it's considered a supermoon.

attachment-Jess - 2022-07-13T095302.569

Either way, the moon will look full and bigger tonight and according to NASA don't worry about missing the moon tonight. NASA explains "The Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from early Tuesday morning through early Friday morning."

With that being said, AccuWeather states that after the next supermoon in August, we will not see another supermoon until Sept. 18, 2024.

July's Full Buck Moon got its name the Almanac explains:

 the antlers of male deer (bucks) are in full-growth mode at this time. Bucks shed and regrow their antlers each year, producing a larger and more impressive set as the years go by.

Get out tonight and check out one of the last supermoons of the year! Let's hope the weather is on our side.

Hudson Valley Full Moon Schedule for 2022

Want to do a little stargazing in 2022? You can plan out your whole year. We've hooked you up with not only when you'll get a full moon each month, but the meaning behind them as well.

How To Take Photos of the Moon Like a Pro

Have you ever taken a picture of the moon and it winds up looking nothing like what you see with your eyes, and instead just a blurry white dot in a dark sky?

You don't need thousands of dollars of equipment to create some really amazing images. Here's how to do it:

Mysterious Rings Seen in the Sky Around the World

While many of these ring-like clouds are easily explained, some remain a mystery. What do you think causes some of these strange circles seen over various parts of the world, including the Hudson Valley?