Friday, August 31, 2012

Once in a Blue Moon

Today is one of those "Once in a Blue Moon" days when a rare event will occur.

We'll be experiencing a "Blue Moon!"

According to folklore, the second full moon in a month (or sometimes the fourth full moon in a season) is called a Blue Moon.  It has nothing to do the color of the moon itself.

If you want to check out today's Blue Moon -- the last one you'll see until July 31, 2015 -- you'll have TWO opportunities:
The first will be between 6:30 and 7 a.m., as the moon is setting. (You probably missed that one.

Then later, around 7:13 p.m., you'll get your second chance

As I said, the color of the moon isn't actually blue. If anything, the Friday evening moon will most likely appear an especially brilliant white.

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