Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August Blue Moon

I have to share a couple of pictures I took the other night of the "Blue Moon".  Aren't they awesome?

This one has tree leaves in the foreground.  Looks kind of wicked!
What is a Blue Moon? 
A blue moon is an extra full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year, either the third of four full moons in a season or, recently, a second full moon in a month of the common calendar. Metaphorically, a "blue moon" is a rare event, as in the expression "Once in a blue moon."

The phrase has nothing to do with the actual color of the moon, although a literal "blue moon" (the moon appearing with a tinge of blue) may occur in certain atmospheric conditions; e.g., when volcanic eruptions or exceptionally large fires leave particles in the atmosphere.

There you have it!

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