Skywatchers: Blue Moon in August and other Spectacular Astronomical Delights


Ancient beliefs attributed the additional heat during the summer to the presence of Sirius in the sky, but while that notion has been debunked, the star’s nickname continues to endure.

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Apart from the “super blue moon” on August 30, the full moons of August carry other intriguing names, such as the Sturgeon Moon, Corn Moon, Mountain Shadow Moon, and Black Cherry Moon. 

Each of these names stems from various cultural and historical associations with the August full moon and adds an element of mystique to the lunar spectacle.

August 2023 promises to be an exciting month for stargazers and astronomy enthusiasts. Whether you are a seasoned astronomer or just someone who appreciates the beauty of the night sky, these celestial events are not to be missed.