This month will have bookended full moons for us, a real treat for stargazers.
By Briony James
Tonight, August 1 we have the first full moon of the month. This is also a super moon, which refers to our favorite satellite being at perigee, its orbit bringing it closest to the earth.
A super moon appears larger to the naked eye by a good 15%. Then, on August 30, we have another full moon, which is also a super moon. The second full moon in a calendar month is referred to as a Blue Moon. Luckily for us, tonight will have clear skies for viewing the first of these two events.
So let’s all hope that this month’s Blue Supermoon doesn’t find each of us alone, without a dream in our hearts, and that the skies remain clear!
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