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Don't miss next week's super blue moon. Your next chance is 14 years away.

By Amudalat Ajasa

25 Aug 2023 · 2 min read

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  1. A super blue moon, the third-largest moon of the year, will be visible on August 31, marking the end of the four-part supermoon series.

Sky watchers wanting to see a once in a blue moon event should look up on Aug. 31. The super blue moon spectacle that night will be the third-largest moon that has appeared to date this year - nearing the end of the four-part supermoon series.

Who knew that the phrase, "Once in a blue moon," had ties to astronomy? It means simply something that happens rarely - like super blue moons gracing our skies.

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