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KCCI viewers share photos of the rare blue supermoon in Iowa

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Everyone’s eyes seemed to be in the sky on Wednesday night. KCCI viewers shared dozens of photos of the rare super blue moon, which was about 5% closer to Earth than usual, making it appear larger and brighter than it actually is. Wednesday night was the closest full moon of the year, 222,043 miles or so away. That’s more than 100 miles closer to the appearance of the supermoon on August 1. The first supermoon of 2023 was in July and the last on August 1. The last time two giant full moons appeared in the sky in the same month was in 2018. That won’t happen again until 2037, according to Italian astronomer Gianluca Massi, founder of the Virtual Telescope Project. The fourth and final photo will be in September. Check out these images of a super blue moon Wednesday night in Iowa: PHOTOS: Rare super blue moon dazzles stargazers around the world

Everyone’s eyes seemed to be in the sky on Wednesday night.

KCCI viewers shared dozens of photos of the rare super blue moon, which was about 5% closer to Earth than usual, making it appear larger and brighter than it actually is.

Wednesday night was the closest full moon of the year, 222,043 miles or so away. That’s more than 100 miles closer to the appearance of the supermoon on August 1.

The first supermoon of 2023 occurred in July, and another on August 1.

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

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The fourth and final one will be in September.

Here are photos of the super blue moon on Wednesday night in Iowa:

Eric Fuchs

Eric Fuchs submitted this image of a rare blue supermoon on August 30, 2023, above Trinity Lutheran Church in Manning, Iowa.

Amanda Maines

Amanda Maines submitted this image of the rare blue supermoon on August 30, 2023, over Gravity, Iowa.


In pictures: A rare blue moon dazzles stargazers around the world

Theresa Carter

Teresa Carter sent this image of a rare super blue moon on August 30, 2023, over Moravia, Iowa.

Tessa Angstrom

Tessa Angstrom sent this image of a rare super blue moon on August 30, 2023, over Stratford, Iowa.

Nikki Roberts

Nikki Roberts sent this image of a rare blue supermoon on August 30, 2023, over Red Rock Lake.

Rhonda Katzer

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

Ashley Mertz

Ashley Mertz sent this image of the rare blue supermoon on August 30, 2023, over Des Moines.
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