Are you curious about when another supermoon will appear in the night sky to bless us with its presence? What about once in a deep blue moon? NASA has determined that the following full Moon will be a supermoon, a blue moon, and an event known as Rakhi Purnima. The Hindu holiday known as Raksha Bandhan, which is also referred to as Rakhi or Rakhi Purnima, coincides with this month’s full Moon. This festival honors the relationship that exists among brothers and sisters. That’s quite spectacular!
Read more below and find out when the supermoon will occur.
The next time we will see a full Moon is going to be on Wednesday evening (August 30), and it will be exactly opposite the Sun at 9:36 PM EDT. That will also mark the fact that planet Saturn will be only a few days away from its closest approach and brightest point for the year. The planet will appear really close to the Moon, transforming the astronomical event into something pretty exciting to see. According to data from NASA, this full Moon will actually occur as the second full Moon in the month of August. Based on the more modern definition of a Blue Moon, which was first established by Sky & Telescope magazine in 1946, this will make it a Blue Moon.
Raksha Bandhan, which is celebrated by Hindus and is also known as Rakhi or Rakhi Purnima, will fall on the same day as the next full Moon, as was indicated earlier. And in case you were wondering, “Raksha Bandhan” means “the bond of protection, obligation, or care.” That’s wonderful, isn’t it?!
This full Moon occurs in the latter part of the seventh month of the Chinese calendar, which corresponds to the month of Elul in the Hebrew calendar and the month of Safar in the Islamic calendar. And hear this out. You probably didn’t know that one of the traditions involves forgiving others and asking for forgiveness during the supermoon event. Another tradition involves opening or wrapping up letters by wishing the person receiving them a happy year. Just give it some thought for a second!