Friday, August 31, 2012

Watch Tonight's Blue Moon Online!: 31/8/2012

You know the saying "once in a Blue moon"? Well tonight is that night!
On Friday Aug 31st, a Blue Moon will occur. This is the first occurrence since March 2010, and its last until July 2015. Just what is a 'Blue Moon'? Well,  it's simply a second full moon in a single month. No it isn't actually blue, but it is a rare event. A Full Moon appears every 29 days due to the regularity of the lunar orbit.

The web-based Slooh Space Camera , is hosting a special broadcast here of the Blue Moon on Friday, beginning at 6 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT).

Usually months have only one Full Moon, but occasionally a second one sneaks in. Full Moons are separated by 29 days, while most months are 30 or 31 days long; so it is possible to fit two Full Moons in a single month. This happens every two and a half years, on average:

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Anonymous said...

This song would be appropriate, & she sings it beautifully:....

Diane Shaw - Blue Moon:

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