The rare celestial event of the super blue moon will occur on August 30th.
This phenomenon is often referred to as a "once in a blue moon" event.
August 30, 2023
The moon won't be blue in color; instead, it will appear orange.
It coincides with Raksha Bandhan and is expected to peak at 9:36 pm ET or 7:06 am IST.
There are two types of blue moons: seasonal and monthly.
A seasonal blue moon is the third full moon in a season with four full moons.
A monthly blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month.
The term "blue moon" emerged due to historical misconceptions.
The Moon's cycle is 29.5 days, resulting in a "13th full moon" about every two and a half year
On average, a full moon occurs every 29 days, and blue moons are quite rare.
Exceptionally, 2018 had two blue moons within two months, one of which was during a lunar eclipse.
The next occurrence of a blue moon and super moon alignment will be in January and March 2037.