I've always been fascinated by space.

Like most kids I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. Sadly, I wasn't very good at math so I became a DJ instead.

However, I still to this day love looking up at the stars in wonder.

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If you consider yourself a sky watcher we couldn't ask to live in a better place than a state that has the nickname "Big Sky."

Plus with so much open land it doesn't take much to get out of the city and escape the light pollution and be in awe of the vastness of space.

This summer we here in Montana are in for a real treat and we'll be able to witness 4 rare supermoons with the first one coming on July 3rd.

A full moon rises over Glacier National Park

What is a supermoon?

According to the Old Farmers Almanac,

Generally speaking, a supermoon is a full moon that appears larger than a typical full moon due to it being closer to Earth.

The first supermoon is called a Buck Moon and with it being the day before the Fourth of July it will be quite the display in the sky.

Then in August we'll have not one, but two supermoons.

The first is called the Full Sturgeon Moon and we'll be able to see it on Aug 1st.

We are then treated to a Blue Moon on August 30th.

What is a Blue Moon?

A Blue Moon is the name for a second blue moon in the same calendar month.

The final supermoon comes on September 29th and is called the Harvest Moon.

A Harvest Moon behind corn stalks

How did these supermoons get their names?

Well according to Old Farmers Almanac the names

...come from Native American, Colonial American, or other traditional North American sources passed down through generations.

So mark your calendars and get ready to look to the skies because we won't get 4 supermoons in a row like this for quite some time!

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