GRAB A BLANKET, HEAD TO A PLACE WITH A CLEAR VIEW OF THE SKY & ENJOY!
August is going to end with something super exciting! We're going to witness a 'super blue moon' that won't be gracing our skies again until 2037.
The next Blue Moon will occur on Aug. 30, 2023, at 9:35 p.m. ET (0135 GMT on Aug 31.) August's "Super Blue Moon" will be the biggest and brightest full moon of the year.
WHAT IS IT?
Let's break it down. A 'super blue moon' is a pretty rare occurrence. It happens when we have a full moon that's not only super close to Earth (making it appear bigger and brighter), but it's also the second full moon in a single month. Hence, the term 'blue moon' – not because it actually turns blue, but because it's a special event that doesn't happen often.
Now, you might be wondering why this particular super blue moon is such a big deal. Well, it's because we won't get another chance to witness this magical sight until 2037. That's a whopping 17 years from now! So, if you miss it this time, you'll have to wait quite a while to catch it again.
Imagine stepping outside on a clear night, looking up at the sky, and being greeted by this massive, radiant moon. It's like nature's way of saying, "Hey, check out this incredible celestial show!" It's a moment that can make you feel small yet connected to something so much bigger than yourself.
HOW CAN I SEE IT?
Now, let's talk about how to enjoy this super blue moon. Grab a blanket, head to a cozy spot with a clear view of the sky, and get ready to be mesmerized. You don't need any fancy equipment – just your eyes and a sense of wonder. Oh, and don't forget to bring some snacks and maybe even a telescope if you have one. Who knows, you might spot some other cool celestial objects while you're at it!
Remember, this is a casual event, so no need to stress about missing it if you can't make it outside. But if you can, it's definitely worth the effort. Plus, it's a great excuse to spend some quality time with friends or loved ones, gazing up at the moon and sharing stories or just enjoying each other's company.
So, mark your calendars, set a reminder, and get ready for the grand finale of August – the super blue moon! It's a once-in-a-blue-moon experience that you won't want to miss. And hey, even if you do, just think about how awesome it'll be when it finally returns in 2037.
Until then, let's make the most of this incredible celestial show while we can!