There are two Full Moons this August: The month starts with a Super Sturgeon Moon on August 1 and ends with a Super Blue Moon on August 31.
How rare is a Super Blue Moon? We’ve crunched the numbers.
Also this month: a Micro New Moon on August 16.
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Conditions could hardly be more perfect for viewing the Perseid Meteor Shower this year. They peak around the night of Saturday, August 12, to Sunday, August 13, with the New Moon just around the corner on August 16.
It all adds up to both ideally dark skies and a weekend time slot to view the most prolific meteor shower of the year—with up to 100 shooting stars per hour.