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.


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,  “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.