The shape of an albatross in front of the moon in Cape Town, South Africa – Photo: Reuters
During this supermoon the Moon is only 357,344 km away from the Earth. Since the distance is shorter than usual, the Moon will appear larger and brighter to viewers if viewed from the ground.
Notably, it is also the largest and brightest supermoon of 2023. It is estimated that this super moon is 7% brighter and larger than normal full moons.
At the same time, this is the second supermoon to occur in August 2023. Scientists call the phenomenon of a supermoon appearing twice in the same calendar month as a blue moon.
It is expected that the world will see the next blue moon by 2037.
Super moon shining over the Temple of Poseidon in Greece – Photo: Reuters
In 2023, there will be another super moon in September. In total, 4 super moons will be recorded in 2023, while only 2 will occur next year in 2024.
Below are impressive photos of the August 30 super moon or blue moon:
The super moon rises behind Gatla Tower, Turkiye – Photo: Reuters
The brightest moonlight of the year illuminates Egypt’s Giza Pyramids – Photo: Reuters
Super moon rising in Moscow, Russia – Photo: Reuters
The full moon is bright and clear in Leeds, England – Photo: Reuters
Extra-large full moon in Rosh Ha’in, Israel – Photo: Reuters
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