NEW YORK (PIX11) — Stargazers will get a special treat next week — a rare blue supermoon.

The blue supermoon is expected to illuminate New York City’s sky on Aug. 30. The supermoon will rise at 9:35 p.m., according to the U.S. Naval Observatory.

“Warm summer nights are the ideal time to watch the full moon rise in the eastern sky within minutes of sunset. And it happens twice in August,” said retired NASA astrophysicist Fred Espenak.

The Blue Moon is the second full moon this month after the Full Sturgeon Moon, which rose earlier this month, on Aug. 1, according to The Farmer’s Almanac.

Charline Charles is a digital journalist from Brooklyn who has covered local news along with culture and arts in the New York City area since 2019. She joined PIX11 News in 2022. See more of her work here.