Rare, Full and Blue

When I hear the phrase, “Blue Moon,” I immediately think of the song by Rodgers and Hart, sung and recorded by many artists.

Last night, my thoughts about Blue Moon, were purely astronomical.

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I captured this last night. Thanks to our new camera, it wasn’t just a blob in the sky. I could zoom in and get a really nice and more detailed shot.

A blue moon, has nothing to do with color. It simply means a second full moon in the same calendar month.

As NASA explains,Β  “Most blue moons appear pale gray and white, just like the moon you’ve seen on any other night.”

And it is a rare occurrance; (the last time was in August 2012, and the next time will be January 2018), so “once in a blue moon” is a phrase still worthy of a rare occurrence.

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ka Malana@Fiestaestrellas.com
    Aug 01, 2015 @ 18:22:04

    Gorgeous shot, Fim!

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  2. HumaAq
    Aug 01, 2015 @ 21:25:14

    It was so beautiful

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  3. avsweb
    Aug 02, 2015 @ 03:24:12

    Great shot! Thanks for explaining the blue moon info.

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  4. annacottage
    Aug 02, 2015 @ 14:12:02

    What a fantastic shot of the Blue Moon, we have had some wonderful sightings for the last couple of days of the Moon, shall remember them. Well done to you.

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  5. LDG luciledegodoy
    Aug 02, 2015 @ 17:36:52

    Beautiful shot. I just came back from my second day shooting the moon.

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Aug 02, 2015 @ 18:05:11

      I definitely have to get over to your site to see the pics you posted πŸ™‚

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      • LDG luciledegodoy
        Aug 04, 2015 @ 03:04:34

        Oh sorry I didn’t post them. Now maybe I should! They’re not as good as yours though, just warning! Lol

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        • Fimnora Westcaw
          Aug 04, 2015 @ 16:11:28

          Getting that shot was really difficult because I had it on zoom, and it’s really hard to keep the camera image still enough to snap the shot. I’m still new, and I think a tripod might be the trick on that one. πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see yours!

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          • LDG luciledegodoy
            Aug 05, 2015 @ 06:50:59

            I believe you! It’s hard business to get the moon right! Without a tripod I make a mess of blurred images! Does that mean you didn’t use a tripod? Wow! I’m even more impressed.
            I’ll post it tomorrow for you! Deal?

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            • Fimnora Westcaw
              Aug 06, 2015 @ 00:54:25

              Oh, I’ve gotten fireballs more times than the actual moon, on zoom. I don’t have a tripod yet. This is our first digital camera, so I’m just learning how it works. We’re definitely going to put a tripod on our shopping list.

              I used Mr. Quantum as a sort of tripod LOL But still, really difficult. The problem is I’d get it to focus, but the act of pushing the button to click the pic would move it out of focus. I did get some nice pics of a deer who visited me on zoom, but that was earthbound, so quite more simple πŸ™‚

              It’s a deal… will check it out – actually later today, as it’s past midnight πŸ™‚

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