You’ll Soon Be Able to See August’s Supermoons Including the Sturgeon Full Moon and the Full Blue Moon

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They say that two is always better than one, and the last month of summer will end with two full moons rather than one!

What’s called the Sturgeon full moon and the full Blue moon, these two moons will soon illuminate the sky above.

Although we can expect the full Sturgeon moon to take it’s place first in the big blue sky above.

The full Sturgeon moon, named after the fish that was once abundant in the Great Lakes region during the month of August, will rise at the start of next month while the Blue moon, will appear at the very end.

The Sturgeon moon, also known as as the green corn moon, the barley moon, and the fruit moon will reach peak illumination in the afternoon according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

So the good news is that you don’t have to wake up at 3 in the morning to see the celestial event, unlike a few other full moons that have made us rise early with it.

And not to mention that this full moon will also be a supermoon, which means the moon will look slightly bigger than normal.

After seeing the great Sturgeon moon, the last summer month will also show what’s called the Blue moon, named after the term when one month includes two full moons!

The Blue moon, which unfortunately will not be blue in color will still have a show to put on considering the second supermoon of August will be the biggest and brightest full supermoon of this year!

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, you can count on the full Sturgeon Moon to reach it’s peak on the first day of next month, August 1 at 2:32 in the afternoon Eastern Time.

And when it comes to the fancy Blue moon, this supermoon will rise on the second to the last day of next month, on Wednesday, August 30, at  9:36 at night according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

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