Super Blue Moon Tonight: Don’t Miss This Rare Celestial Event of 2023

Super Blue Moon Tonight : Tonight, people worldwide can witness a “super blue moon,” a rare event when the moon is full and close to Earth, and there’s a second full moon in the same month. NASA says the moon will be the brightest and biggest two hours after rising. The next predicted occurrence is in January 2037.

The supermoon will rise in the U.S. at 7:10 p.m. EDT on Wednesday and will be brightest for two hours. It will go down on Thursday at 6:46 a.m. EDT. On Thursday at 4:30 IST, the moon will rise, perfect for people in India to watch.

During a full moon at its closest point to Earth, it appears larger and brighter in the sky. This is a “supermoon.” The moon will be 357,244 km from Earth today. A blue moon is two full moons in one month. This supermoon follows another full moon on August 1.

Saturn will be near the moon and appear to move in circles around it at night. Saturn is visible to the naked eye, but binoculars or a telescope enhance the visibility of its features.The saying “once in a blue moon” refers to something rare. In this case, the moon isn’t blue. “Blue moon” refers to its rare occurrence as the fourth full moon in a season, with typically three.

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This sky event is significant as it combines two rare astronomical events—a supermoon and a blue moon—that are intriguing individually and even more so when occurring together. NASA says this won’t happen again until 2037, the last time it occurred.The event can be seen worldwide where the sky is clear. The supermoon’s appearance varies by location, but its brightness is visible.

The supermoon slightly increases wave height due to stronger moon gravity when closer to Earth. But these changes are typically minor and not concerning.To witness this rare event, go far from city lights and smog. A telescope or glasses aren’t necessary to enjoy this unique sky show.Skywatchers and scientists believe tonight’s super blue moon is the top event in 2023. Anyone interested in astronomy should see it. Take advantage of this rare show.