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What day is the Blue Moon 2021?

A supermoon will turn red for a super total lunar eclipse on May 26, and a blue moon will rise on Aug. 22 in 2021. People in the Americas were able to see a nearly full moon Saturday night, before the true blue moon reached its highest point in the sky early Sunday morning at 1:04 a.m. Eastern time, according to NASA. WLS-TVHow to see rare full 'blue moon' this weekend

When is the sturgeon moon?

(KNOE) - August's full moon is known as the Sturgeon Moon. It will peak at 7:02 AM on Sunday, August 22, but will be visible in the sky Saturday night. Knoe.comThe Sturgeon Moon will peak August 22

What is the true definition of a blue moon?

The "blue moon" reference is applied to the third full moon in a season with four full moons, thus correcting the timing of the last month of a season that would have otherwise been expected too early. This happens every two to three years (seven times in the Metonic cycle of 19 years). wikipedia.orgBlue moon - Wikipedia

Blue moon to rise this weekend

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How to watch this weekend's full blue moon

A supermoon will turn red for a super total lunar eclipse on May 26, and a blue moon will rise on Aug. 22 in 2021.

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Rare Blue Moon of August 2021 rises tonight. Here's what to expect.

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The full moon, also known as the "Sturgeon Moon," reaches its peak Sunday morning at 8:02 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT). For New York City observers, the full moon will rise at 8:47 p.m., after the sun sets at 7:45 p.m. local time that day. However, it will appear large in the sky throughout both Saturday and Sunday nights, according to The Farmers' Almanac.

Full moons occur when the moon is exactly on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun. Generally, a full moon occurs 12 times in a year, or three times for each of the four seasons. 

Related: The August 2021 full moon is a Blue Moon. Here's why.

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While the term Blue Moon is commonly reserved for the second full moon of a calendar month, August's Sturgeon Moon is considered a Blue Moon based on an older definition of the term, which represents the third full moon that occurs in a single season — in this case, summer — that has four full moons, according to a full moon guide from NASA

"The first recorded use of 'Blue Moon' in English dates from 1528," NASA's Gordon Johnston wrote in the full moon guide for August and September. "Speculations on the origin of the term include an old English phrase that means 'betrayer moon' or a reference to rare events, such as when dust in the atmosphere makes the moon actually appear blue. Since the 1940's the term Blue Moon has also been used for the second full moon in a month that has two full moons." 

It was not until the 1940's that the term "Blue Moon" was used to describe the second full moon in a month that has two full moons, according to the NASA statement.

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What you can see in this month's night sky

August's full moon is traditionally called the Sturgeon Moon, after the giant sturgeon fish of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain, which were most readily caught during this time of the summer, according to The Farmers' Almanac.

Related: Full moon names (and more) for 2021

However, this month's full moon also has a few other monikers, including the Flying Up Moon, which stems from the Cree of Ontario in reference to August being the time of year when young birds are finally ready to learn to fly. According to The Farmers' Almanac, other names include the Corn Moon, the Harvest Moon, the Ricing Moon and the Black Cherries Moon — each of which represents various seasonal changes, or maturing crops, and originate from different cultures. 

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Rare Blue Moon of August 2021 rises tonight. Here's what to expect.

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The full moon, also known as the "Sturgeon Moon," reaches its peak Sunday morning at 8:02 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT). For New York City observers, the full moon will rise at 8:47 p.m., after the sun sets at 7:45 p.m. local time that day. However, it will appear large in the sky throughout both Saturday and Sunday nights, according to The Farmers' Almanac.

Full moons occur when the moon is exactly on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun. Generally, a full moon occurs 12 times in a year, or three times for each of the four seasons. 

Related: The August 2021 full moon is a Blue Moon. Here's why.

Orion GoScope II 70 Telescope Moon Kit: $89.99 at Amazon

If you know a youngster who can't get enough of the moon, then they'll be delighted with views through the Orion GoScope II. Revealing craters and seas up close, this little telescope comes with a carry case and moon map.View Deal

While the term Blue Moon is commonly reserved for the second full moon of a calendar month, August's Sturgeon Moon is considered a Blue Moon based on an older definition of the term, which represents the third full moon that occurs in a single season — in this case, summer — that has four full moons, according to a full moon guide from NASA

"The first recorded use of 'Blue Moon' in English dates from 1528," NASA's Gordon Johnston wrote in the full moon guide for August and September. "Speculations on the origin of the term include an old English phrase that means 'betrayer moon' or a reference to rare events, such as when dust in the atmosphere makes the moon actually appear blue. Since the 1940's the term Blue Moon has also been used for the second full moon in a month that has two full moons." 

It was not until the 1940's that the term "Blue Moon" was used to describe the second full moon in a month that has two full moons, according to the NASA statement.

How to Observe the Moon with a Telescope

The Moon: 10 Surprising Facts

What you can see in this month's night sky

August's full moon is traditionally called the Sturgeon Moon, after the giant sturgeon fish of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain, which were most readily caught during this time of the summer, according to The Farmers' Almanac.

Related: Full moon names (and more) for 2021

However, this month's full moon also has a few other monikers, including the Flying Up Moon, which stems from the Cree of Ontario in reference to August being the time of year when young birds are finally ready to learn to fly. According to The Farmers' Almanac, other names include the Corn Moon, the Harvest Moon, the Ricing Moon and the Black Cherries Moon — each of which represents various seasonal changes, or maturing crops, and originate from different cultures. 

Editor's note: If you have an amazing night sky photo or video that you'd like to share for a possible story or image gallery, please contact editor in chief Tariq Malik at spacephotos@space.com.

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