Monday, July 27, 2015

What's In A Blue Moon?

Here we go again ... Another moon this month 

What's In A Blue Moon?

Blue Moons Are Rare.

Friday July 28 is the last full moon until 2018!

What is a Blue Moon?

There are 2 meanings to a Blue Moon: 
  1. The term BLUE MOON has traditionally referred to an 'extra' moon, where a year which normally has 12 moons has 13 instead. 
  2. The 'blue moon' reference is also applied to the 2nd moon when two moons occur in one month.

A Colorful Topic:

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