Technically, it's the third full moon in a season with four full moons. Most people also refer to the second full moon in a calendar month as a blue moon.
A blue moon is full moon that occurs as the second full moon in a given month. Blue moons are not typically blue in color — The use of blue moon began when a writer made a mistake. It was something about a Blue Moon Lights up the sky (not positive about headline) but looks like it stuck.
A blue moon is the appearance of the third full moon in a season that has four full moons, instead of the usual three. It is never visually blue. Because a blue moon occurs only every two or three years, the term blue moon is used colloquially to mean a rare event, as in the phrase "once in a blue moon".
by Faith Reaper 3 years ago
Is a Blue Moon, such as the one tonight, ever really blue in color, or does it mean it is rare?Tonight there is going to be a special Blue Moon. I do not believe I've ever seen one, but wonder if it is called a Blue Moon because it is a rare happening, being there are two full months...
by Thomas Byers 5 years ago
Can anyone tell me what a Blue Moon is exactly?What does the phrase Blue Moon mean? Is there really such a thing as a Blue Moon? What is it and how does a Blue Moon happen? Can anyone give me a detailed answer about what a Blue Moon really is? Does anyone know? I really hope someone can tell me...
by Joan Veronica Robertson 5 years ago
How did the expression "a blue moon" originate? What does it mean?Please explain in detail and add different ways in which this expressionis can be used.
by zanak 8 years ago
what does it mean to have a blue moon on new years?
by Stacie L 6 years ago
This August is a Blue Moon month, guaranteed to send sky-gazers outdoors to view a spectacular, rare sight and then back indoors to search for an explanation of what went wrong. Before you angrily type Why isnt the blue moon blue?! into your browser, read on.Untangling Blue Moon folklore entails an...
by aoiffe379 3 years ago
Lunatic comes from luna the moon. What effect does the moon have on behaviour?It is said that most homicides and suicides occur during the full phase of the moon.The menstrual cycle of a woman is lunar as is her childbearing even though doctors go by weeks.Just about everyone has seen werewolf...
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