An ultra-rare “blue supermoon” lit up the desert sky and dazzled stargazers in Maricopa last night.

The second full moon in August was unusually close to Earth, hence its “super” name. It’s the last such celestial event until 2037.

Those further into the smog-less desert away from Phoenix may have spotted Saturn alongside the moon last night.

The spectacle peaked around 9:30 p.m. yesterday but may be visible as late as tomorrow morning, according to NASA.

Super Blue Moon, photographed August 30th, 2023. [Bryan Mordt]