Tag: blue moon

Phases of October Moons

Phases of October Moons
In the midst of these uncertain times, there is the ever-changing moon. Every night, a different face. Perhaps the most familiar is the round full moon. It is the bane of werewolves!  It is older than humans, and the inspiration of music and myth, stories, paintings, photographs and poetry. The month of October offers crisp clear... Read more »

Full flower moon

Full flower moon
The night of May 18 is full moon night–the full flower moon of May. It’s also called a seasonal blue moon. According to Space.com, one of the definitions of a blue moon is the fourth full moon in a calendar season.  Here is the explanation. The fourth full moon of astronomical spring will occur on June... Read more »

April fooling, maybe even snow

Apr low pressure records were set from TN to MI to VT when a windy Apr 1-3, 1970 cyclone rapidly strengthened across the Midwest & Northeast. @NWSChicago recorded their heaviest April snowstorm on record when 10.7″ fell. April 1970 became Chicago’s 2nd snowiest April on record. pic.twitter.com/JoLNwY1bMA — NWS WPC (@NWSWPC) April 2, 2018 April is... Read more »
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Super blue blood moon--January 31

Super blue blood moon--January 31
The full moon on January 31  will be a triple treat  of lunar delights–a supermoon, a blue  moon and a blood moon! What is a supermoon?  When the moon makes its closest approach to earth in a lunar month, it’s called a perigee moon. The perigee full moon is also called a supermoon.  The moon does appear larger... Read more »

What is a Black Moon?

What is a Black Moon?
There are blood moons and blue moons, and Harvest Moons, but what is a black moon? The second new moon in a calendar month, or the fourth new moon in a 3-month season, is  sometimes called a black moon. In the Western Hemisphere on  Friday, September 30, there will be a  black moon. Can you... Read more »

Blue Moon Special--August 20-21

Blue Moon Special--August 20-21
“Once in a Blue Moon.”  Do we mean something unusual, rare and special? The full moon of August 20-21 is also a kind of blue moon–a seasonal blue moon.  Depending on the definition, a blue moon can be the second full moon in a month, or the third of four full moons in a season.... Read more »
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