Let’s go moon gazing
- POSTED ON: 29 Aug, 2023
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- POSTED BY: Bhavya Venkatesh
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When something happens rarely, we say it’s ‘once in a blue moon’. Did you know that the moon that rises on August 30, 2023 will literally be a blue moon? Well, it won’t appear blue in colour, if that’s what you’re thinking. It’s called a blue moon because it’s the second full moon of the month.
Now, do you know what’s rarer than a blue moon? A super blue moon! The full moon of August 30 will be a supermoon because the moon will be at or near its closest point to Earth. This means that it will appear brighter and slightly larger than usual.
How often do we get to see a super blue moon? It usually happens about every 10 years, but the next super blue moons will occur only after 14 years, in January and March 2037.
Here’s a game to get you in the mood for moon-gazing. You know how to play a Sudoku, but this is a Picdoku, which means we have used pictures instead of numbers. These are the different phases of the Moon. Complete the grid in such a way that every card appears only once in each row, in each column and in each block of 2×3.