How to watch tonight's supermoon, the first of two in August.


AUSTIN, TX (KXAN) — Under generally clear skies, the first of two August supermoons will be visible from Central Texas Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

According to NASA, the "Sturgeon Moon" will be one of four supermoons in 2023. When a full moon coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth, the moon seems to be 7% larger and up to 30% brighter.

According to NASA, the term "Sturgeon Moon" comes from the huge fish in the Great Lakes that are easier to catch this time of year.

The August 1 supermoon is also known as the Red Moon, the Corn or Green Corn Moon, the Barley Moon, the Herb Moon, the Grain Moon, and the Dog Moon.

The Blue Moon, visible on August 30, will be the month's second supermoon.

How to Look at It The moon rises on the eastern horizon at 8:54 p.m.

Tuesday night in Austin. The skies will be generally clear throughout night and into Wednesday early,

providing for clear viewing of the moon until moonset at 7:39 a.m. on the western horizon.

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