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Rare super blue moon visible tonight

The moon, or supermoon, is seen as it sets over Washington on Nov. 14, 2016.
Aubrey Gemignani
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NASA
The moon, or supermoon, is seen as it sets over Washington on Nov. 14, 2016.

The month of August will wrap up with a super blue moon Wednesday night.

NASA says a blue moon doesn’t refer to its color, but to any month when two full moons occur within the 29.5-day lunar cycle.

They typically appear slightly larger and brighter than an ordinary full moon.

Only 3% of full moons are considered blue moons and another won’t be seen until January 2037.

The super blue moon will likely be visible after 6:30 p.m. and will appear full until around Friday morning.