Did you know that there was a supermoon last week?

Well, now you know!

Do not worry if you missed it because there will be another chance to see one very soon!

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Full Moon Stages

There are 4 different stages of a full moon: Harvest Moons, Blue Moons, Supermoons, and Blood Moons.

A harvest moon is a full moon that happens closer to the autumnal equinox.

You may be sad that a blue moon is not blue. It is the second full moon of the month.

A blood moon happens when the Earth's moon is in a total lunar eclipse.

But we are only focusing on Supermoons right now.

What Is A Supermoon?

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According to Natural History Museum, a Supermoon is

"When a full Moon occurs at the closest point to Earth during its orbit, it appears larger and brighter, becoming what is commonly known as a 'supermoon'. A supermoon is widely recorded as being much larger and far brighter than the Moon on any other night."

How Often Do They Happen?

A Supermoon only happens about three or four times in an average year. So, this is a huge moment that a supermoon is happening back to back like this in one month.

When Will The Next One Happen?

As of now, the next time that there will be a Supermoon in Michigan will be on August 30th.

Make sure to bring out your telescope, if you have one, because this is when the moon is the largest it will be.

It will also look larger than it normally would be a couple of days before and after August 30th.

Dramatic Nighttime Sky and Clouds With Large Full Moon

If you miss the one in August, no worries!

There will be another Supermoon happening in September. It is expected to happen on September 29th.

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