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.

By TimesToday

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.