A uncommon blue supermoon — the closest full moon of the yr — dazzled stargazers Wednesday evening.
Saturn joined the celestial spectacle, seen alongside the moon, a minimum of the place skies had been clear.
It was the second full moon of August, thus the blue label. And it was unusually near Earth, due to this fact a supermoon.
The moon seemed to be larger and brighter than normal, given its shut proximity to Earth: simply 222,043 miles (357,344 kilometers) or so. The Aug. 1 supermoon was greater than 100 miles (160 kilometers) farther away.
In the event you missed it, will probably be an extended wait: The subsequent blue supermoon isn’t till 2037. However one other common supermoon is on the horizon on the finish of September, the final one of many yr.
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