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Here’s When to Catch the Final Supermoon of 2023

It's the fourth and final supermoon of 2023.

Marcos del Mazo/LightRocket/Getty Images
Marcos del Mazo/LightRocket/Getty Images
Marcos del Mazo/LightRocket/Getty Images

You’d better not miss out on this super cool celestial event, because if you do, you’ll have to wait a full year to catch it again.

This year’s fourth and last supermoon, which is also called the Harvest Moon, will bless the skies and leave everybody with their noses pointed upwards on the night between September 28 and September 29. As Space.com specifies, the Harvest Moon will reach its full splendor (or its crest) at 5:57 am EST on September 29-but don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to set out very early in the morning to see it, as it will be a marvelous sight from the night before too. This month’s super full moon is also extra special because it’s the last supermoon you’ll be able to see until September 18, 2024.

In case you’re not familiar with what a supermoon is, or if you need your memory to be refreshed just a little bit, we’re here to help. A supermoon is simply a full moon that appears brighter and bigger than the others. The reason why that happens is because the moon, during these times, is closest to Earth in its orbit. While the difference in size isn’t really noticeable, supermoons do appear much brighter (a 16% increase) than an average full sized moon, according to EarthSky.

Thanks to its large and bright nature, the next supermoon will be quite easy to catch, and you won’t need to worry about any special equipment. However, as it often (if not always!) goes for celestial events, you might want to seek out a low light pollution area or the nearest dark site for best results. Oh, and if you have a telescope or binoculars, feel free to whip those out as well-the moon will appear even cooler. Happy moongazing!

Ready to go stargazing?

Here are all the best stargazing events that you can get out and see this month or you could stay in and stream the northern lights from home. If you’re just getting started, check out our guide to astronomy for beginners or easy stargazing road trips from big US cities.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on InstagramTikTokTwitterFacebookPinterest, and YouTube.

Serena Tara is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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