An albatross pictured in front of the moon in Cape Town, South Africa. On the evening of August 30, the Moon was only 357,344 km away from Earth. Because the distance is shorter than usual, the Moon appears much larger and brighter to observers from the ground – Photo: REUTERS
theo spaceA supermoon is a phenomenon that occurs when the Moon comes very close to Earth at the time of a full moon. At this time the moon looks much bigger and brighter than usual. Super Moon phenomenon is not very rare, may happen 2-5 times every year.
A blue moon is a full moon phenomenon that appears twice within a calendar month or three times within four months. This event occurs on average every 2.8 years. In Eastern culture, years with a Blue Moon event are lunar leap month years.
A super blue moon is a combination of two phenomena: a super moon and a blue moon. This is an extremely rare event, taking 10-20 years to repeat.
The next Super Blue Moon is expected to occur in 2037.
The super moon shines over the site of the Temple of Poseidon in Greece on the evening of August 30. This super moon will be the biggest and brightest in 2023 – Photo: Reuters
The super moon rises behind Gatla Tower, Turkiye – Photo: Reuters
The brightest moonlight of the year illuminates Egypt’s Giza Pyramids on the evening of August 30. This is the second supermoon to occur in August 2023. Scientists have named the phenomenon of supermoon appearing twice in the same calendar month as a blue moon – Photo: Reuters
Super blue moon rises over 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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