Blue Moon in sky tonight, rain chances return this weekend

Published 4:25 pm Wednesday, August 30, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Thursday is forecast to be a nice and sunny day before rain moves in this weekend. It will be a once in a blue moon day too.

Technically, the blue moon will rise Wednesday night and set Thursday morning before sunrise. A blue moon refers to the second full moon of the month rather than the color of the moon. Every 2.8 years there is at least one month with two full moons.

Wednesday and Thursday’s blue moon is forecast to be a super blue moon based on the closeness of the moon to earth. The next super blue moon will not return until January 2037. Other super full moons do occur more frequently.

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National Weather Service in Jackson forecasts a chance of rain each day from Friday to Labor Day.

Friday the chance of rain is 40 percent with the best chance of rain after 2 p.m. Otherwise it will be sunny and have a high of 92 degrees.

Saturday rainfall chances increase to 50 percent mostly after 11 a.m. Rainfall chances will fall to 40 percent Sunday and 30 percent on Labor Day.