The next blue moon will be tonight August 30th until tomorrow night August 31st. It will also be a supermoon, which means that the moon will be closer to Earth than usual. This will make the moon appear larger and brighter than usual. The next time this will happen is 2037, and there will be 2 present that year. It is said to be the biggest and brightest at 9:36pm EST.
The term “blue moon” is actually a misnomer. The moon does not actually turn blue. The name comes from an old English expression, “once in a blue moon,” which means something that happens very rarely. There is a rare phenomenon that causes the moon to appear blue. This happens when there is a large amount of dust or smoke in the atmosphere, such as after a volcanic eruption. The dust or smoke can scatter the red light from the sun, leaving the blue light to dominate. This can give the moon a bluish tint.
If you get a chance to see the blue moon, embrace in the history!