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What is a blue moon?

Asked by 2TFX (421 points ) January 29th, 2014

I know it is a rare pnenomenon.

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Bluefreedom's avatar

Here is what I found on Wikipedia:

A blue moon is an extra full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year, either the third of four full moons in a season or, recently, a second full moon in a month of the common calendar. Metaphorically, a “blue moon” is a rare event, as in the expression “once in a blue moon”.

The phrase has nothing to do with the actual color of the moon, although a literal “blue moon” (the moon appearing with a tinge of blue) may occur in certain atmospheric conditions; e.g., when there are volcanic eruptions or when exceptionally large fires leave particles in the atmosphere.

KNOWITALL's avatar

“Do you go see your cousins in Denver? Oh, once in a blue moon.”

JLeslie's avatar

Two full moons in one month.

kritiper's avatar

A blue moon is the second full moon in a month, if there is one.

cookieman's avatar

I don’t know, but it saw me standing alone, without a love of my own.

alphabetpony92's avatar

^ Haha. Elvis, nice!

I don’t know but I will trust @kritiper‘s answer, for now.

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