Saturday, August 01, 2015

Once in a Blue Moon

What's a blue moon?

Most months only have one full moon. But in the Nineteen Years Cycle, or 228 calendar months, seven or eight calendar months within that time will always have two full moons.

In other words, there’s a month with two full moons every two or three years. When it happens, the second one is popularly called a Blue Moon.

The last blue moon occurred 31 August 2012 and the next is not until 31 January 2018!

The term 'once in a blue moon' stems from our own lunar cycles . . . something that happens once in a blue moon means it happens rarely.

Here are a couple images of  the July moons.

Enjoy!

(all images taken with a Canon Powershot SX60 HS - hand held on superzoom)







Here are a few Blue Moon songs to celebrate the occasion:

Billie Holliday - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LOB_I7sgoI
Elvis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AAOM-BRxcg
The Marcels - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0fy1HeJv80
Beck - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIWbgR4vYiw
Chris Isaak - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuCZDanw3aE
Rod Stewart - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnfP_wlAq5k
Ohia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz2nyOLVwg8
The Rolling Stones - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gy3PH4Sf6g
Ella Fitzgerald - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqwSde_eEv4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo3JznMhpWc
MIke Oldfield - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e80qhyovOnA
Nat King Cole - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21scyhRP_IU
Erik Henderson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dsz4zNtHQ9k
Glen Miller - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuVfmfaNupQ
Audrey Hepburn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOByH_iOn88
Apollo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMINSD7MmT4





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