The second full Moon of August will be a Supermoon and a Blue Moon, coinciding with Saturn’s closest and brightest appearance this year.
A Blue Moon is the second full moon in a month, while a Supermoon is when the full moon is close to its perigee, or the point closest to Earth in its orbit. This event will occur from August 30 to September 1, 2023.
The term “Blue Moon” doesn’t refer to color, but there was a historical instance when the moon appeared blue due to volcanic ash in the atmosphere from the 1883 Krakatoa eruption. This event also aligns with the Hindu festival Raksha Bandhan, celebrating the bond between siblings.
Saturn and Mars will be visible alongside the Supermoon, while on the morning of August 31, Jupiter and Venus will be visible in the sky.
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