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Blue Moon Friday!

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 CGK    2,267

Are you ready for the Full Blue Moon on Friday? Make a point of going outside to see that big beautiful moon. We wont have another Blue Moon until January 2018.

 

If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you'll be right to say it was "once in a blue moon."

The July 31 appearance of the month's second full moon will be the first such occurrence in the Americas since August 2012. Every month has a full moon, but because the lunar cycle and the calendar year aren't perfectly synched, about every three years we wind up with two in the same calendar month.

But Earth's satellite will most likely not appear blue at all.

Typically, when a moon does take on a bluish hue, it is because of smoke or dust particles in the atmosphere, such as during a cataclysmic volcanic eruption.

One example of this happened in 1883, when the Indonesian volcano Krakatoa erupted, spewing so much ash into the atmosphere that the moon took on a cerulean tinge for years, night after night. After the massive explosion, which scientists believe rivaled a 100-megaton nuclear bomb, the volcanic debris caused vibrant red sunsets and the moon to have a bluish tint.

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So when the phrase "once in a blue moon" was coined, it meant something so rare you'd be lucky (or unlucky) to see in your lifetime, according to NASA's National Space Science Data Center.

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This lunar event will not be seen again until January 2018.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/29/world/blue-moon-july-31-irpt/

 

 

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Are you ready for the Full Blue Moon on Friday? Make a point of going outside to see that big beautiful moon. We wont have another Blue Moon until January 2018.

 

If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you'll be right to say it was "once in a blue moon."

 

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/29/world/blue-moon-july-31-irpt/

 

 

it is also one of my all-time favorite songs .

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 CGK    2,267

Don't forget to go outside and check out the moon tonight..

How about some moon viewing songs?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHANCE OF STORMS: Earth is entering a fast-moving stream of solar wind. In response, NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of polar magnetic storms on July 31st. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras. Aurora alerts: text or voice.

BLUE MOONS AND METEORS: There's a full Moon tonight--the second one this month. According to modern folklore, that makes it a "Blue Moon." If you go outside tonight to see the sky filled with blue moonlight, you might see something else as well: the Southern Delta Aquarid (SDA) meteor shower. Caused by debris from an ancient sungrazing comet, this shower produces 10 to 20 meteors per hour every year in late July.

http://spaceweather.com/

 

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