The planet Saturn will also be just above the moon making this supermoon event truly rare say experts.
Stargazing fans are being warned of a key supermoon event this week which is a rare combination – which won’t happen again for 14 years. The blue moon will peak on Wednesday but will be visible all this week.
The August super blue moon refers to a combination of two lunar events: a supermoon and a blue moon.
A supermoon occurs when the moon reaches its closest point to Earth in its orbit, resulting in a larger and brighter appearance in the night sky. A blue moon is a term used to describe the second full moon that occurs within a single calendar month and doesn’t refer to the colour.
The combination of these two events creates a visually stunning display that captivates sky watchers. A super blue moon hasn’t happened since 2009, and won’t happen again until 2037.