Monday, May 28, 2007

Once in a blue moon...

You know that song " Blue Moon?" I always thought it was along the same lines of Dean Martin's "When the Moon Hits Your Eye, like-ah, Big Pizza Pie," but actually no. It has merit to it. On May 31st, the second full moon of the month might appear blue. Depending on where you live in the world, you might see the moon turn different blue-ish and lavender hues because of environmental conditions, like smoke from a forest fire or soot and ash particles that are deposited in the atmosphere. Here are some more cool facts about the moon ( cause you really wanted to know):
  • The Moon was created when a rock the size of Mars slammed into Earth, shortly after the solar system began forming about 4.5 billion years ago, according to the
  • Perhaps the coolest thing about the Moon is that it always shows us the same face
  • The Moon's heavily cratered surface is the result of intense pummeling by space rocks between 4.1 billion and 3.8 billion years ago.

    Thursday, May 31 brings us the second of two full Moons for North Americans this month. Some almanacs and calendars assert that when two full Moons occur within a calendar month, that the second full Moon is called the "Blue Moon."

I know we have a lot of full moon photographers out there, so if you're one of those people and can take a great photo for us and write a story about what you thought of the blue moon, please do so.
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