APOD: Full Moons of August (2023 Aug 30)

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APOD: Full Moons of August (2023 Aug 30)

Post by APOD Robot » Wed Aug 30, 2023 4:07 am

Image Full Moons of August

Explanation: Near perigee, the closest point in its almost moonthly orbit, a Full Moon rose as the Sun set on August 1. Its brighter than average lunar disk was captured in this dramatic moonrise sequence over dense cloud banks along the eastern horizon from Ragusa, Sicily. Illuminating night skies around planet Earth it was the second supermoon of 2023. Yet again near perigee, the third supermoon of 2023 will also shine on an August night. Rising as the Sun sets tonight this second Full Moon in August will be known to some as a Blue Moon, even though scattered sunlight gives the lunar disk a reddened hue. Defined as the second full moon in a calendar month, blue moons occur only once every 2 or 3 years. That's because lunar phases take 29.5 days, almost a calendar month, to go through a complete cycle. Tonight an August Blue Moon will find itself beside bright planet Saturn.

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Re: APOD: Full Moons of August (2023 Aug 30)

Post by emc » Wed Aug 30, 2023 10:42 am

APOD Robot wrote: Wed Aug 30, 2023 4:07 am Image Full Moons of August
if the moon were to speak
would it not be humbling…
all our howling
rebounding
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Re: APOD: Full Moons of August (2023 Aug 30)

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Aug 31, 2023 7:49 pm

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Wow! four super moons within 3 months and one is a blue moon on
top of all that! Very nice; and how rare is that? :wink:
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