KCCI viewers shared photos of a rare blue supermoon in Iowa

All eyes seem to be on the sky on Wednesday night. KCCI viewers shared dozens of photos of the rare blue supermoon, which was 5% closer to Earth than normal, making it appear much bigger and brighter than it actually is. Wednesday night is the closest full moon of the year — 222,043 miles or so away. That’s 100 miles closer than the August 1 supermoon. The first supermoon of 2023 will be in July and the other on August 1. The last time two full supermoons in the same month graced the sky was in 2018. That won’t happen again until 2037, according to Italian astronomer Gianluca Masi, founder of the Virtual Telescope project. The fourth and final one will be in September. Check out these photos of Wednesday night’s blue supermoon in Iowa: PHOTOS: Rare blue supermoon dazzles stars around the world

All eyes seem to be on the sky on Wednesday night.

KCCI viewers shared dozens of photos of the rare blue supermoon, which was 5% closer to Earth than normal, making it appear much bigger and brighter than it actually is.

Wednesday night is the closest full moon of the year — 222,043 miles or so away. That’s 100 miles closer than the August 1 supermoon.

The first supermoon of 2023 is in July and the other is on August 1.

The last time two full supermoons graced the sky in the same month was in 2018. It won’t happen again until 2037, according to Italian astronomer Gianluca Masi, founder of the Virtual Telescope project.

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The fourth and last will be in September.

Check out these photos of Wednesday night’s blue supermoon in Iowa:

Eric Futch

Eric Foutch sent in this photo of a rare blue supermoon on August 30, 2023, above Trinity Lutheran Church in Manning, Iowa.

Amanda Mains

Amanda Mains sent in this photo of a rare blue supermoon on August 30, 2023, above Gravity, Iowa.


PHOTOS: Rare blue supermoon dazzles stargazers around the world

Teresa Carter

Teresa Carter sent in this photo of the rare blue supermoon on August 30, 2023, above Moravia, Iowa.

Tessa Angstrom

Tessa Angstrom sent in this photo of a rare blue supermoon on August 30, 2023 above Stratford, Iowa.

Nicky Roberts

Nikki Roberts sent in this photo of a rare blue supermoon on August 30, 2023, above Red Rock Lake.

katzer round

Rhonda Katzer sent this photo of the rare blue supermoon on August 30, 2023, above Creston.

Ashley Merdes

Ashley Mertes sent in this photo of the rare blue supermoon on August 30, 2023, above Des Moines.

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