30 Aug '12, 3am

The Blue Moon And Neil Armstrong: A Cosmic Wink?

The Blue Moon And Neil Armstrong: A Cosmic Wink?

The next full moon will be on Friday, August 31, and will be quite special because it is the second within the calendar month . (The first one was on August 1.) This full moon is called a ‘blue moon,’ and will happen in the U.S. at 9:58 am EDT, or 6:58 am PDT. The time between one full moon and the next is close to the length of a calendar month. So the only time one month can have two full moons is when the first full moon happens in the first few days of the month. That means a blue moon has come to mean something rare. In fact, the next blue moon won’t happen until July 2015 . Can there be two blue moons in a single calendar year? Yes. It last happened in 1999. There were two full moons in January and two full moons in March and no full moon in February. So both January and March had blue moons. The next year of double blue moons is coming up in 2018. But wait, there’s ...

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