People this year are on a date with 4 giant moons, one of which is the “Blue Moon”, which does not happen every year, according to the Sky News Arabia report.
What is a supermoon?
• The supermoon is a rare and impressive lunar event that you only catch a glimpse of a few times a year.
• When that happens, the sky is filled with a big, bright moon that would dazzle anyone gazing at it.
• The super moon is a combination of two different astronomical effects, specifically when a new or full moon coincides with the “lunar perigee”, which is the point closest to the earth in its monthly orbit.
• The moon must be close to 90% of its nearest distance from Earth, to be officially defined as a supermoon.
• This means that the moon needs to come close to a distance of 224,865 miles from Earth, and for it to be a full moon.
The world will have a date with 4 giant moons during the year 2023, according to the British newspaper “The Sun”, on the following dates:
• July 3: Pak Moon.
• August 1: Sturgeon Moon.
• August 30: Blue Moon.
• September 29: Harvest Moon.
The August 30 supermoon happens to be a blue moon, which is rare.
• Occurs when you get the second full moon in a calendar month.
• The moon has nothing to do with the color blue (as with the name), but it is exciting.
• The Blue Moon occurs every two or three years.
• In rare cases, the thinner moon can occur twice a year, such as in 2018 and 2037.