Another Supermoon Coming To New York State In August
If you missed the Supermoon last week in New York State, don't worry because another Supermoon will be back at the end of the month.
WHAT IS A SUPERMOON?
A Supermoon happened when the moon's orbit is the closest to the Earth and it makes the moon look larger than on a normal night.
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HOW OFTEN DO SUPERMOONS HAPPEN?
In an average year, Supermoon will happen three or four times, which makes this month so special since there will be two Supermoons in August.
WHEN WILL THE NEXT SUPERMOON HAPPEN?
The next time we will see a Supermoon here in New York will be on August 30th. That is when the moon will be at its largest. The moon will look larger than normal a couple of days before and after August 30th as well.
WILL THERE BE A SUPERMOON AFTER THE MONTH OF AUGUST?
Yes. There will be another Supermoon in September. That Supermoon is expected to occur on September 29th.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT STAGES OF THE FULL MOON?
Besides Supermoons, there are other versions of the full moons that you can see. There are Harvest moons, Blue moons, and Blood moons. Each of these moons got their names based on how they looked.
Harvest Moons - These moons are full moons that occur nearest the autumnal equinox.
Blue Moons - This moon is not based on color, but a Blue Moon is the second full moon of a month. This month's Supermoon on August 30th would also be considered a Blue Moon
Blood Moons - Blood moons happen when the Earth's moon is in a total lunar eclipse.
Check out some amazing photos people have captured of full moons.
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