Live from Puerto Madryn on Wednesday, August 30, as a full ‘Blue moon’, or Sturgeon Moon, is expected to illuminate the night sky.
The title of ‘Sturgeon Moon’ refers the third full moon to occur in a calendar season with four full moons, one more than the typical three. It appears once every three years on average.
It will be the second full moon of August and it will also be a Supermoon. The term ‘Supermoon’ was coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979 as either a new or full Moon that occurs when the Moon is at its closest approach to Earth, and thus appearing bigger and brighter than usual.
Traditionally, an August’s full moon was referred to as the ‘Sturgeon Moon’ because the month marked the time of summer when the fish could be caught the most readily in America’s Great Lakes and Lake Champlain, though nowadays the name only refers to sightings of the seasonal blue Moon during that month.