In July we will see the first of the four supermoons visible in 2023. When the Moon rises on July 3 it will be closer to the Earth than normal, and consequently will appear to be about 7% larger than usual. This will make it a spectacular sight. If the weather is cloudy on the day don’t worry because there will be two in August and another in September.
The moon will be 224,895 miles (361,934km) from the Earth. The supermoons in August will actually be the closer than this one.
The July supermoon is known as the Thunder Moon as this is the month of the year when we are most likely to get thunder storms.