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Blue Moon Tonight
2012-08-31 04:13:12

Video: Watch Out For The Blue Moon April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online August 31, 2012 will see a second full moon for the calendar month, commonly referred to as a Blue Moon. The first full moon for the month was seen on the night of August 1. There are three different circumstances in popular culture in which a moon can be called "blue:" when the moon actually appears blue, when there are three full moons in a season, or like tonight, when there are two full moons...

What Is A Blue Moon?
2012-08-01 10:13:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People say things will happen "once in a blue moon" when they mean it's unlikely to happen or something very rare. In fact, we've been using a "blue moon" as synonymous with "never" for about 400 years. But what is a blue moon, really? A full moon that actually appears blue is very rare. It happens because of ash or dust in the air, sometimes from volcanic eruptions or major forest fires, which act like a color filter for your eyes...


Word of the Day
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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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