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Thursday: A beautiful way to end August

Lansing had clear skies for the occasion of Wednesday’s Super Blue Moon, and our local photographers were out with their cameras to capture the moment. A Blue Moon, as Bill Altgilbers explained at the Legion Riders meeting, happens when a second full moon occurs within a calendar month. This is rare because it takes 29.5 days for the moon to complete a full cycle of phases. Supermoon is the popular name given to a full moon occurring when the moon is close to Earth in its orbit. This is the last time until 2037 that a Blue Moon and a Supermoon coincide. Enjoy this collection of Lansing Super Blue Moon photos shot by your neighbors and friends.

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Milton Coleman got a shot of Lansing’s Super Blue Moon from his driveway. (Photo: Milton Coleman)
Milton was already impressed with the moon on Tuesday evening, when he grabbed this photo, also from his driveway. (Photo: Milton Coleman)
Super Blue Moon
Connie Simon was in Woodhaven, not Lansing, but we are including her photo anyway because we like the framing of the trees around the moon. (Photo: Connie Simon)
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Michelle Lively captured a clear shot from outside the American Legion. (Photo: Michelle Lively)
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The Legion Riders gathered on the Pennsy Greenway Trail, which runs along their property, to get a group photo under the Super Blue Moon. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

LANSING, Ill. (August 30, 2023) — Sunny skies and moderate temps are in the Lansing forecast for Thursday, the last day of August. We’ll see a high of just 76 degrees.

Current conditions, the four-hour forecast, and the five-day forecast are presented below. (On mobile, only three hours and three days are shown.) Details are continuously updated throughout the day:

6:50 am6:27 pm CDT
Feels like: 81°F
Wind: 12mph S
Humidity: 38%
Pressure: 29.97"Hg
UV index: 5

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Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.


  1. Of course a month is a contrived, artificial creation with no astronomical meaning. Romans had ten months, other cultures probably had completely different time periods.
    A logical system would be based on the lunar period, but that will not align with the solar year.

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