Thursday, December 31, 2009

Once In A Blue Moon~

Once in a Blue Moon ... is a common way of saying not very often, but what exactly is a Blue Moon?

There will be a full moon tonight for New Year's Eve~and it will be blue to boot. In fact here at Farming On Faith it is just beautiful.
The second full moon in a single month is commonly known as a 'blue moon,' and that's what we'll see on New Year's Eve.

Provided the weather is clear, you will be treated to a view of what's commonly known as a blue moon, defined as the second full moon in a single month, or as the third full moon in a season that has four full moons.

Tonight's moon is the second full moon of December; the first occurred Dec. 2.

Though the expression "once in a blue moon" is used to describe extremely rare events, blue moons aren't all that unusual, occurring every 21/2 years or so. But a New Year's Eve blue moon is somewhat more remarkable -- we haven't had one since 1990.

So as you ring in the New Year don't forget to look up and praise the Creator of this spectacular Blue Moon!

1 comment:

Flat Creek Farm said...

Great explanation, Carrie! I found myself getting a little confused by this blue moon thing, but now I'm not.. so thank you. May you and your family have a very blessed 2010! -Tammy



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