On Tuesday, along with the rise of the August Star’s Supermoon, the moon appeared larger and brighter, making it one of the two Supermoons happening this month.
The significance: According to NASA, at the end of August, there will be a rare occurrence of a Super Blue Moon, which happens approximately every 10 years.
What is a “Supermoon”?
The term “Supermoon” was coined in 1979, referring to a full or new moon that is at its closest distance to Earth in its elliptical orbit around the planet.
Compared to other full moons, the Supermoon will appear much larger and brighter, though understanding the size difference might be challenging.
The tides, both high and low, will also be more extreme due to the moon’s stronger gravitational pull on the oceans.
Throughout the year, three to four Supermoons are visible. Prior to this, on July 3, 2023, there was a full moon.
The Starjan Supermoon can be seen according to the Farmer’s Almanac, it started on Tuesday and was expected to reach its peak brightness at 2:32 PM ET.
1.The moon will appear full for three days around this time and will reach its apogee on Wednesday morning.
2.The term “Starjan” for the moon is derived from the Farmer’s Almanac as Native American tribes used to easily catch large fish in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain during the full
The Blue Moon will occur at the end of this month, when the second full moon of the month appears, making it a Blue Moon. It happens due to the lunar cycle, not the color blue.
1.Blue Moons typically occur once every two and a half years, but what’s noteworthy about the upcoming Blue Moon is that it will be visible during the perigee of the moon’s orbit.
2.On August 30th, the Full Moon will reach its peak at 9:36 AM ET and will be fully visible for about three days around that time.