Australian Stargazers Will be Able to Witness Two Supermoons This August

July 31, 2023 12:10 pm in by

Australian stargazers are in for a treat this August!

Two separate lunar events are taking place, with the first being a Sturgeon supermoon which is August’s first full moon and it also comes into closer proximity to Earth and is named after the Sturgeon fish because the fish appears in abundance in the Great Lakes in North America during this time of year.

According to the Old Farmers’ Almanac, the peak of the moon’s brightness will be at 4:32 am AEST on Wednesday, August 2 so stargazers will need to set their alarms.

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The second lunar event will happen on August 31 when Australians will be able to see a blue moon.

A blue moon is not where the moon turns blue unfortunately, it is where our skies are treated to two full moons in the same month.

If you do miss the August supermoons don’t stress, according to the Old Farmers’ Almanac, we will have another supermoon in November which will be even bigger and brighter than the two in August.