- Posted September 1, 2012 by
Reche Canyon, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Light Years: Your view of space and stars
Once In A Blue Moons Tonight!
Although the full moon on Aug. 31, 2012, will look like an ordinary full moon, it's actually a bit extraordinary—a blue moon.
There are in fact two definitions for a blue moon. According to the more recent definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. For a blue moon to occur, the first of the full moons must appear at or near the beginning of the month so that the second will fall within the same month (the average span between two moons is 29.5 days).
The full Moon on Aug. 31, 2012, will be this type of blue moon; it will be the second full moon in one month.
So enjoy these Blue Moons from around the Web. Be sure to check out ireporter Anav's blue moon ireport!