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Your Guide to Viewing August’s Supermoon Events, Plus a Rare Blue Moon Bonus

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August's Sturgeon Supermoon may hinder viewing the Perseids meteor shower, but a rare Blue Moon awaits at the end of the month. (Shutterstock)
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Get ready for some cool moon action in August! First up, we’ve got the “Sturgeon Moon” on August 1. It’s going to be a supermoon, which means it’ll be brighter and bigger than your average full moon. This is the second of four supermoons in a row, so keep an eye out.

Once in a Blue Moon

Then, on August 30, we’ve got something even more special – a blue moon. Despite the name, it’s not actually blue. It’s called a blue moon because it’s the second full moon in a single month, which is quite rare. You only get to see one of these about once every three years. The next one won’t be until May 2026.

Meteor Showers Too

Just a heads up, though, the brightness of these supermoons is going to make it harder to see the Perseids meteor shower, which peaks on August 12 and 13. Normally, you’d see about 50 or 60 meteors an hour, but the full moon’s going to cut that down to about 10-20. Still, it’s going to be a pretty awesome sight.

More at CBSNews.com.

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