June 21, 2023

Super Summer Nights

Sonia Thompson

Get ready for things to look a bit brighter! There are four supermoons -- moons that appear slightly bigger and brighter than average full moons because they are closer to the Earth -- coming to a night sky near you beginning on July 3. The three that follow will be shining again on Aug. 1, Aug. 30, and Sept. 29.

Good moon rising above the North Lake at Splinter Creek.

But do supermoons really look brighter than ordinary full moons? Yes! By a noticeable amount. According to the Farmers' Almanac, that's because a supermoon exceeds the disk size and brightness of an average-sized full moon by 15 percent. In fact, supermoons exceed the disk size and brightness of a micro-moon (year’s smallest full moon) by about 30 percent.

Common areas on the property, like Falling Meadow, are perfect places to spot the beauty of a supermoon.

So go outside on the night of a full supermoon. Even if you’re a casual observer, there’s the potential you’ll notice the supermoon is exceptionally bright. Splinter Creek offers 650 acres of pristine access to the unobstructed night sky, with several common areas to enjoy stargazing away from light pollution. We can't wait to welcome you home to Splinter Creek!

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