Once in a Blue Moon — That’s Tonight
We all use the phrase,"once in a blue moon", but it's a misleading statement. In modern times, we use the term to describe an event that only happens rarely. The official meaning of a blue is quite simply two full moons in one month. So, if you only do something once in a blue moon, tonight's the night!
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I'm not sure just how much well be able to see of the blue moon. The forecast says that we'll have a 50% chance of rain this evening...Still it only happens ever one in a ....We'll, you get the idea.
Even if conditions are not that great, you can still watch it! Here's how:
A blue moon will grace the night sky tonight. People with less than ideal viewing conditions can watch the lunar event online. The Slooh Space Camera (http://events.slooh.com) will broadcast the moon starting at 6 p.m. with a feed from the Prescott Observatory in Arizona and an observatory in the Canary Islands. The broadcast will honor Neil Armstrong, whose funeral is coincidentally the same day. Despite its colorful name, there’s nothing particularly blue about a blue moon. It simply means the second full moon of the month, so don’t expect to see a different hue. Since full moons occur every 29 days and the last one appeared on August 2nd, we are scheduled to witness a blue moon tonight. This will be the first blue moon since March 2010, nearly 30 months ago.