What Is A Blue Moon?
Hello & Welcome
Well if you haven't already heard a blue moon is rising tomorrow (31st August 2012) But i'm pretty sure most of you wont know what a 'Blue Moon' is so that's what i'm going to be talking about in this post. Enjoy
Q: What is a blue moon? & Does It Really Go Blue?
Well we've all heard of the expression “Once in a blue moon” it's been used for a long time. The meaning of that expression is ‘not very often,’ or ‘very rarely.’
A year can be divided into quarters, or seasons. In most years, each season contains 3 full moons. Just as the lunar cycle causes some months to have 2 full moons, some seasons will have an extra full moon, this extra full moon is the 'Blue Moon!'
Upcoming & Past Dates Of Blue Moons
1999: January & March
2001: October & November
2018: January & March
As you can see the next one is in three years (after today of course)
For More Information:
If you'd like to know more about the science behide the 'Blue Moon' you can watch this video which should answer any questions you may have.
Blue Moon Pictures
And this picture was taken 6 hours ago! Meaning this is what the 2012 blue moon looks like: