The next full moon will rise on Wednesday, August 30, and it will be one of the brightest and largest moons of the year. The month will end with not just any moon, but a super blue moon.
According to NASA, a “supermoon” occurs when a full moon is within 90% of its closest point to Earth and, while the moon will not actually be blue in color, it is rather uncommon.
Roughly 25 percent of all full moons are supermoons, but only 3 percent of full moons are blue moons. NASA says that this will be the last blue moon until 2026. However, the next “Super blue moon” won’t occur again until 2037.
Wednesday’s super blue moon will also be the closest full moon to Earth’s surface in 2023.