Miss the supermoon? You won't have to wait long
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – If you missed the supermoon Monday morning, there will be a few more chances to catch another one before the end of 2023.
A supermoon occurs during a full moon while the moon is at close range to Earth, making it seem even larger than other full moons to some.
The most recent supermoon peaked at 7:39 a.m. ET Monday morning. The moon will still appear full Monday night, according to WFLA Meteorologist Amanda Holly.
Holly points out that the next three full moons will also be super moons. There will also be four consecutive supermoons in 2024.
Two of the remaining three supermoons will be in August, the second of which will be a blue moon — the name given to a second full moon in one calendar month. The third will be in September.
- August 1, peaking at 2:31 p.m. ET
- August 30, peaking at 9:35 p.m. ET
- September 26, peaking at 5:57 a.m. ET.
The August 30th full moon will also be the closest to Earth of the full supermoons in 2023, according to EarthSky.
Despite the proximity and the fancy name, the average person may not notice a significant difference in the apparent size of the moon during a supermoon event.