From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It’s not a miracle; we just decided to go.
Every two or three years, there are two full moons in one month. The second full moon is called a Blue Moon. A Blue Moon can also occur when the moon is the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. Confused? So am I.
The term ‘blue moon’ has nothing to do with colour. It is more likely that the word ‘blue’ actually came from the word belewe, which meant ‘to betray’.
Last night, according to the news, there was a Blue Moon. It was still there this morning (only in a different location in the sky, of course.) I took photos at 9:20 PM and 6:20 AM (9 hours apart) which means the moon had traveled 20592 miles (33147 km) while I had been mostly sleeping!
Did you know: a day on the Moon is about 27.3 days long or maybe 29.5 days – I found several different numbers for this rotational period. The Moon’s rotation and other complicated things explain why we always see the same side of the Moon.
How often have you looked at the moon and were sure you could see a face? Oddly enough, I don’t see one in this photo, do you?
You moon the wrong person at an office party and suddenly you’re not ‘professional’ any more.
- Jeff Foxworthy -
Another moon photo taken with the same camera: Canon PowerShot SX50