A blue moon is an astronomical phenomenon.

Blue Moon 31 Dec 2009

A full moon that is      not timed to the regular monthly pattern is called a ‘Blue Moon’ being rare.

Blue Moon 31 Dec 2009

Most years have twelve full moons which occur approximately monthly, but in addition to those twelve full lunar cycles, each solar calendar year contains an excess of roughly eleven days compared to the lunar year. The extra days accumulate, so every two or three years, there is an extra full moon. Different definitions place the “extra” moon at different times. This information is an extract from Wikipedia.

The name does not refer to the moon’s color but reflects the rarity of the event and gives rise to the expression, ‘‘once in a blue moon.’’ The pictures were by Sanjay on my request. Thanks Sanju. 🙂

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An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are reading, music, growing culinary herbs, playing golf and yoga. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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  1. girish says:

    Respected sir,

    Thank you for sharing a beautiful information to us which we didn’t knew. Moreover I sits often to see the full moon in night that gives me ecstasy of happiness and makes me feel serene viewing the splendid moonlight.

    Regards

    Girish kohli

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  2. J B Jux says:

    I had the gift watching the moon for most of that night! I got to sit on the front seat of a volvo bus and the moon was visible all through! And then we hit the beach and the blue moon was dancing all along!

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  3. Tarun says:

    THIS IS GOOD INFO
    4 THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW ABT IT.
    THANX, KEEP WRITING GOOD BLOGS LIKE THIS 1 MAY NEED IT

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