Photographer Captures Stunning Close-Up Video of Rare 'Blue' Moon

A rare blue moon – an additional full moon that appears in a season – was documented in exquisite detail from Sofia, Bulgaria, on August 22, marking the last time this lunar phenomenon will occur until 2023, according to

This footage, taken by Panteley Panteleev, captures close-up details of the ‘blue moon’ while ambient sounds, including barking, are overheard in the background.

The “blue” full moon, which happens on average every 2.7 years, is the third of four full moons within one season, but it only actually appears blue when “volcanic eruptions or forest fires send lots of smoke and fine dust into the atmosphere,” according to Sky & Telescope. Credit: Panteley Panteleev via Storyful

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