Wednesday, December 30, 2009

"Once In A Blue Moon" comes around this New Year's Eve

A friend shared this link with me and I thought it would be fun to post here.
This is the definition of a Blue Moon from NASA:
"Most months have only one full Moon. The 29.5-day cadence of the lunar cycle matches up almost perfectly with the 28- to 31-day length of calendar months. Indeed, the word "month" comes from "Moon." Occasionally, however, the one-to-one correspondence breaks down when two full Moons squeeze into a single month. Dec. 2009 is such a month. The first full Moon appeared on Dec. 2nd; the second, a "Blue Moon," will come on Dec. 31st."

Click here to go to the NASA page where it explains more about this.

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