August Blue Moon ~ August 20, 2013
Wow, they say tonight we’ll have a full moon that will light up the sky! Having a great, unobstructed view of the moon is going to be awesome! Be sure you get your camera and video camera ready this evening as they say there will be a ‘Blue Moon’ that lights up the sky starting at dusk going on til dawn. I plan to be out on my deck with my camera and video camera ready to catch some fantastic photos. What about you?
Yes, it’ll be a Blue Moon that lights up the night sky on August 20-21 from dusk till dawn! But it won’t be a Blue Moon by the most popular definition of the term – the second of two full moons to occur in the same calendar month. Nor is the moon likely to be blue in color, as that’s caused by exceedingly rare atmospheric conditions.
Rather, the August 2013 full moon will present the third of four full moons to fall in the same season. A season is defined as the period of time in between a solstice and an equinox – or vice versa. This full moon is the third of four full moons to take place in between the June 2013 solstice and the September 2013 equinox. That makes the August 2013 full moon a Blue Moon!
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