August 2012 is a month with two full moons. And, by popular acclaim,
that means it’s a Blue Moon month – but it’s Blue in name only. That’s
because a Blue Moon is sometimes defined as the second full moon in a
calendar month. The first full moon is August 1. The second full moon
is August 31, 2012.
Computer enhanced Full blue moon. Credit: SpaceFellowship (Rob Goldsmith)