The full moon is the lunar phase when the Moon appears fully illuminated from Earth's perspective. This occurs when Earth is located between the Sun and the Moon.
Contrary to its name, the moon will not be blue in colour but rather will appear to be orange in shade. There are two different kinds of Blue moons.
Monthly Blue Moon
It takes the Moon 29.5 days to go through each phase. As months are having 30 or 31 days, there is possibility to appear full moon twice in a month called as Blue Moon.
Rare Blue Moon
29.5 days for each phase, which equates to 354 days for 12 complete cycles. With only 366 days in a year, 13th full moon appear every two and a half years, called as 'Blue Moon'.
A supermoon occurs when the full moon's orbit brings it closest to Earth during its elliptical path around our planet called as 'perigee'.
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On Aug 30, the Blue Moon will achieve peak brightness at around 9:30 pm (Indian time) while Blue Super Moon can be observed around 7:30 am on August 31.
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