A large blue moon illuminated the night sky Tuesday, Aug. 20, setting a rare scene for stargazers and photogs alike.
The name does not come from the actual appearance of the moon, according to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Mark Paquette. Instead, it is one of many nicknames for the rare event. It is often also called a Sturgeon moon.
By definition, a blue moon is the second full moon to occur during a single calendar month, or the third full moon of four in a season.
The blue moon is not necessarily more spectacular than any of the other full moons, according to Paquette, so those that missed the opportunity can still catch another bright display later this summer.
The fourth full moon of the summer season will occur on Sept. 19, 2013.
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London Marathon organizers confirmed the death of a 29-year-old man who died after collapsing at the Sunday race, the hottest race on record for the event.
Rain will put a damper on outdoor activities, including MLB games, and slow travel in the northeastern United States this week.
Following summerlike temperatures last week, the mercury will settle closer to normal across Germany by midweek.
Although the week will kick off on a seasonably mild note in much of the West, increasingly warm air will expand into the northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest during the rest of the week.
Following a bright, dry and increasingly mild weekend in the northeastern U.S., a rainy midweek is in store for the region.
A storm which will bring the risk of flooding downpours early this week.
The resurgence of heat will come back with a vengeance this week as the highest readings so far this year will be rivaled.