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The Truth Behind This Month's Blue Moon

Science & Tech  (tags: space, science, discovery, scientists, sky )

- 4157 days ago -
Thursday, May 31 brings us the second of two full Moons for North Americans this month. Some almanacs and calendars assert that when two full Moons occur within a calendar month, that the second full Moon is called the "Blue Moon."


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Past Member (2031)
Monday May 28, 2007, 9:48 am
This is really interesting! Thanks for submitting this story!

Past Member (0)
Monday May 28, 2007, 10:32 am
Very Cool!! Thank you So Much For Extra Info on The Blue Moon!!

Thomas B (37)
Tuesday May 29, 2007, 12:44 pm
I knew this happens but didn't realize that one would occur this month. Thanks for the tip. I'll get out the camera and record it.

Tara Simmons (28)
Tuesday May 29, 2007, 4:53 pm
Thank you so much for this very interesting Story..This being the first Blue Moon that I am celebrating as a DEVOUT Pagan, I was very interested in finding out some more info on it.

Sharon D (91)
Tuesday May 29, 2007, 7:17 pm
I agree with everyone. Thanks for the post and info on the Blue Moon. I'll be looking on the 31st.

Misky Betley (2)
Tuesday May 29, 2007, 11:37 pm
Thanks for the info ill b sure 2 b watchen on the 31st.

Carol O (118)
Wednesday May 30, 2007, 4:39 am
Once in a blue moon a new little baby smurf is born. LOL

Brandon Wood (12)
Wednesday May 30, 2007, 8:22 am
anybody know why it's called a blue moon? inquiring mind's need to know.

Eric Gilmartin (361)
Wednesday May 30, 2007, 11:15 am
So it used to be a fourth full moon in a season, not a second one in a month, that was deemed to be "Blue" - the cool stuuf we learn on!

Sandra A (5)
Friday June 1, 2007, 8:38 am
The ancient Greeks called this a blue moon, when the moon appeared twice in a month.That's where the term once in a blue moon comes from.
We haven't had one in three years, thats how rare this is.


chantal l (27)
Saturday June 2, 2007, 12:11 pm
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