August Blue Moon

This month we are lucky enough to have a Blue Moon.  The common modern definition of a blue moon is the second full moon that occurs within a calendar month (given that the moon’s cycle is on average 29.5 days and the number of days in a month vary).

Historically, the Old Farmers’ Almanac defined a blue moon as the third full moon out of four within a season.  Each season (winter, spring, autumn, summer) typically has three full moons.  But if a season has four full moons, then the third full moon may be called a blue moon.

This month, the Blue Moon occurs on August 31, 2012 at 5:58am (PST).

However the blue moon is defined, plan to do something unusual or different to celebrate this relatively rare event.  Many consider the blue moon to be a goal moon where you set specific goals for yourself.

© A Year And A Day (2012)

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