The only Blue Moon of 2023 is one week away

August 2023's Blue Moon to rise on Aug. 30, appearing as the year's brightest and largest supermoon.

Notably, it's a Blue Moon – the third full moon in a season with four – a rare event.

Recent Full Sturgeon Moon on Aug. 1 showcased stunning astrophotography worldwide.

This Blue Moon is also a supermoon due to perigee, appearing about 7% larger, with Saturn as a companion.

Saturn, brightly positioned after opposition, adds to the celestial display.

Blue Moons occur every 2-3 years; next expected in August 2024.

Guide recommends Celestron Astro Fi 102 telescope for observation.

For capturing moon and night sky photos, consult astrophotography guides and equipment recommendations.

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