Blue Moon will be visible August 30th

If you gaze out into the night sky on August 30th you will be able to view the Blue Moon.

The incredible part about this sighting is that you will also see Saturn, which will be right alongside the moon.

Tom Anderson, the president of the Lethbridge Astronomy Society explains why it is called a Blue Moon.

“A blue moon is the second time when you have a full moon in a single calendar month. So to kind of summarize what’s been going on in August, we had a full moon August 1st. We’re going to have another one tomorrow on the 30th. So we’ve got two full moons in one month. That is what they call a blue moon. A blue moon, when you see it in the sky, does not necessarily look blue. The only reason it would look blue is because there’s something going on in the atmosphere that’s a little unusual, maybe some smoke or whatever. But, most of the time, a blue moon looks pretty much the same color as any other moon.”

According to Anderson you will be able to view the Blue Moon on Wednesday evening right as the sun sets around 8:21pm MT.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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