Friday, August 31, 2012

August 2012 blue moon is last one until 2015

If you look out the window Friday night, you'll see a full moon in the sky, the second of two full moons for the month of August. In an unusual phenomenon, the second one is called a Blue Moon -- the name given to the second full moon in a month. The next time this happens will be in 2015 ... "Once in a Blue Moon."

Here are photos of Thursday night's almost-full moon as it rose over the Shenandoah Valley. It should be beautiful watching the moon rise tonight over the Blue Ridge Mountains....

Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell

Cross-posted at Bearing Drift

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