Here we go again ... Another moon this month
Blue Moons Are Rare.
What is a Blue Moon?There are 2 meanings to a Blue Moon:
- The term BLUE MOON has traditionally referred to an 'extra' moon, where a year which normally has 12 moons has 13 instead.
- The 'blue moon' reference is also applied to the 2nd moon when two moons occur in one month.
A Colorful Topic:Songs:
The Blue Moon is a topic for many songs among them "Blue Moon" by Billie holiday 1945 and "Blue, Blue , Blue, Blue Moon" rerecorded by the Marcells.
"Once in a Blue Moon" is a saying used to describe a long stretch of time or an event that is rare.
Is the Moon really blue?There are two definitions of a Blue Moon in astronomy; both are a type of full moon. If the moon actually looks blue, it's caused by a rare type of dust in the atmosphere.
Learn more about the Full Moon Names, Moon Phases and Moon Facts at Planetpals.com