Blue Moon To Light Up The Sky For Easter

2017nightsky2 Weekend Blue Moon Sighting Will Be Second Of 2018

However, NASA confirmed that since most months have 30 or 31 days it is possible to have two full moons appear in a single month.

On 31 March, the inhabitants of the Earth will be able to observe the "blue moon" - the second in a calendar month the full moon. Although Saturday's blue moon will be the second in 2018 - the first occurred January 31 - they typically occur about once every 2.7 years, according to space.com. This is the second full Moon of the month-a Blue Moon.

Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full Moon that occurs on or just after the vernal equinox [the official first day of Spring]. March 1 had witnessed the full worm moon.

There is a rare circumstance when the moon is a literal "blue moon" and a sight to behold. This is the second blue moon which is happening this year, the first one being on 31 January. The first Sunday after the Paschal Moon is celebrated as Easter Sunday, as it is the case this year. According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, the name is derived from the fact sap starts to flow from sugar maple trees at this time. Instead, it refers to the appearance of an additional full moon in a given time period.

Now, it's time for the blue moon to shine.

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Actual blue moons are often seen after volcanic eruptions.

"The last time we've seen two blue moons within three months was in 1999", said AccuWeather astronomy blogger Dave Samuhel.

Nevertheless, we might be treated to a delightful appearance of a red or orange moon as the celestial body comes close to the horizon, AccuWeather points out. In fact, it looks the same as any other full moon.

The monthly blue moon is the second full moon in a month with two full moons.

The moon doesn't really turn blue on a blue moon. The upcoming Blue Moon will later be visible to the west as it's about to set.

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