Blue Moon Coming Soon!

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Blue Moon – 31st July 2015

By Eric Elwell, StormCenter 7 Chief Meteorologist
Re-blogged from http://www.whio.com/

Blue Moon coming next week

So have you ever told someone that “it only happens once in a blue moon?”

Well, that blue moon is about to happen next week! Actually a week from tomorrow on July 31.

But the moon will not actually be blue. And we aren’t talking about the adult beverage either. So what really is a blue moon?

There are actually 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.)

The term “once in a Blue Moon” means that that something is rare. But just how rare depends on your definition.

In astronomy, a Blue Moon is a full moon, which doesn’t quite fit in with the months in our calendar. However…

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4 responses to “Blue Moon Coming Soon!

  1. Thanks for re-blogging, Mello!

    Share far and wide. We’ll all be out staring up at the sky and howling at the moon next Friday night.

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  2. Wow, I was always curious about a blue moon. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Cool!

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