A rare blue supermoon – the closest full moon of the year – dazzled stargazers on Wednesday night.
Saturn joins the celestial spectacle, visible alongside the moon, at least in clear skies.
This is the second full moon in August, hence the blue label.
And it’s unusually close to Earth, hence the supermoon.
Since it’s only about 222,043 miles from Earth, the Moon appears larger and brighter than usual.
The August 1 supermoon is over 100 miles away.
If you missed it, it’s going to be a long wait: the next blue supermoon won’t occur until 2037.
But another regular supermoon is coming at the end of September, the last of the year.