August Super Moon

August 10, 2022 – Hawaii Files Photo of the Day

Supposedly this week’s full moon is billed as the LAST Super Moon of the year 2022. What makes a Super Moon?

According to NASA, a Super Moon “appears to us as a larger-than-usual Moon in our night sky. A Super Moon looks larger just because it’s a bit closer to Earth. “Super Moon” is actually just a nickname for what astronomers call a perigean full moon – a moon that is full and at its closest point in its orbit around Earth.

For the next two days the moon will be around 223,647 miles from Earth., according to the TimeAndDate website.

Be sure to catch the Super Moon with your own eyes and camera tonight and tomorrow. The. moon sets early tomorrow morning at 5:43 am and rises again tomorrow evening for the real full moon phase starting at 7:23 pm, Hawaii Time.

Photos on this page were taken with a Fujifilm FinePix HS-10 SuperZoom camera and a Google Pixel 4a smartphone.

Super Moon  Light Poles

Fire Engine
Fire engine backs into the station along Makaloa Street.
Moon Peeping
Can you see the moon peeping from behind the building?


Melvin Ah Ching is a photographer, consultant, blogger, desktop publisher, and computer enthusiast living and working in Hawaii. The Hawaii Files have been online since 2006.