On the night of August 30, 2023, witness the biggest and brightest full moon of the year – the “blue supermoon”.
A unique convergence: This moon is both a supermoon and a blue moon, aligning perfectly with the Hindu festival Rakhi Purnima.
On August 30th, as the moon perfectly opposes the Sun, Saturn will accompany our blue supermoon, appearing to dance around it throughout the evening.
What's a supermoon? It's when the moon is closest to Earth during its full phase, causing it to appear significantly larger and brighter.
Why "blue"? It's not about color. This term references the second full moon of August. Historically, a blue moon was the third full moon in a season with four full moons.
Rakhi Purnima or Raksha Bandhan is a heartfelt Hindu festival. Sisters tie a rakhi around their brothers’ wrists, symbolizing their bond and mutual protection.
Looking forward, the Harvest Moon on September 29 will be 2023's final supermoon, marking a time of thanksgiving, abundance, and cultural celebrations.