Monday, August 27, 2012

Blue Moon on its way 8-31-12

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)