This week, stargazers will witness a surprising cosmic present: a uncommon blue supermoon accompanied by a singular viewing of Saturn.
On Wednesday evening, Augusts’ second full moon will grace the skies above Charlotte, incomes its ‘blue moon’ label.
This supermoon would be the closest of the yr at roughly 222,043 miles (357,344 kilometers) from Earth. This distance is notably nearer than the supermoon on Aug. 1st.
On the similar time, Saturn will gleam 5 levels to the moon’s higher proper at sundown within the east-southeast horizon. Because the night progresses, it’ll appear as if Saturn will probably be dancing with the moon.
For those who like large moons, don’t miss this one, as the following ‘blue supermoon’ gained’t seem till Might 2037, in accordance with NASA.
It’s a fowl! ???? It’s a airplane! ✈️ It’s a… supermoon! ???? Don’t overlook to take a look at the “tremendous blue moon” on Aug. 31. It’s known as a brilliant blue moon as a result of it’s a supermoon and the second full moon in a single calendar month. Study extra: https://t.co/cA0Y9UQS88 pic.twitter.com/RDOcsB6fIm
— NASA House Place (@NASAspaceplace) August 28, 2023