A Blue Moon for a Blue August And Two Supermoons!
A Blue Moon for a Blue August
August is a special month for stargazers, as it will feature two supermoons and a blue moon! The first supermoon will occur on August 1, 2023, and the second will occur on August 30, 2023. The August 1st super moon is known as a sturgeon super moon. A Sturgeon Supermoon is simply a supermoon that occurs in August, and is named after the sturgeon fish.
A supermoon occurs when the full moon is at its closest point to Earth. This makes the moon appear larger and brighter than usual. Supermoons are a sight to behold, and they can be a great opportunity to get out and stargaze.
If you're planning to view the August supermoons, there are a few things you can do to prepare. First, find a spot with a clear view of the horizon. Second, bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Third, dress warmly, as it can get chilly at night.
Once you're settled in, just look up and enjoy the show! The supermoons will be especially bright and beautiful in the evening, so try to catch them before they set.
If you're feeling whimsical, you can even have some fun with your supermoon viewing. For example, you could try to find a constellation that looks like a familiar object, such as a rabbit or a bear. Or, you could make up your own stories about the moon.
No matter how you choose to enjoy it, a supermoon is a truly magical experience. So, mark your calendars for August 1 and August 30, 2023, and get ready for a night to remember!
Here are some other fun facts about supermoons:
- The term "supermoon" was first coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979.
- The closest a full moon can get to Earth is about 221,600 miles.
- Supermoons are about 14% larger and 30% brighter than regular full moons.
- The next supermoon after August 30, 2023, will be on September 28, 2023.
But wait, there's more!
August 30, 2023, is also a blue moon! A blue moon is a second full moon in a month. This is a rare occurrence, as it only happens about once every two and a half years.
So, not only will you be able to see a supermoon in August, but you'll also get to see a blue moon! This is a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so don't miss it!
I hope you enjoy the August supermoons!