You won’t want to miss the rare celestial event headed to a night sky near you! In a phenomenon that won’t occur again until 2037, our next blue moon sighting also happens to be a supermoon. Now, what does that mean? Well, according to NPR, a supermoon occurs when the moon is both full and as near to the earth as it can get in its orbit. A blue moon, on the other hand, is when the moon turns full for the second time in one month. Both of these things happening at the same time is pretty special!
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Not only is the upcoming blue supermoon uncommon, but it’s also going to appear even larger and brighter than the last supermoon we saw in early August. So, how can you catch a glimpse? Your first chance will be tonight! It’s recommended that you shoot for moonrise or moonset to get the full effect.
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