Thursday, May 31, 2007

Once in a blue moon

(photo from NASA article linked below)

The excerpt here is from today's Kim Komando newsletter. I thought it was interesting enough to pass on and the NASA article goes even deeper into the folklore and the astronomy of these moons.

Tonight is a special night for astronomy buffs. That’s because there will be a blue moon tonight.

We’ve all heard the expression “once in a blue moon.” We use this expression when talking about something that rarely happens.

Over the years, there have been many meanings to the term “blue moon.” But the modern definition of blue moon is the second full moon in a month.

Blue moons occur more frequently than one might think. In fact, they occur about every 2½ years. You can learn more at NASA's site by

Kim Komando


Jerry Dreesen said...

Fascinating article, Pris.

One finds this kind of article only once in a blue moon!



Pat Paulk said...

What is it about the moon that so magnetically attracts us??

Collin said...

Kim Komando is one of the first things I read every morning.

Pris said... couldn't resist, could you:-)
Pat, whatever attracts us is so, men in the moon, poems.songs about it..
Collin..I've learned so much from her tips newsletter. IE7 had caused the HP director not to work and there was a patch on the HP site. I don't often use the director but scan by importing. I can't activate my slide light without it, though, so thanks to that tip, I fixed it before I found it not working and didn't have a clue where to start troubleshooting.

sam of the ten thousand things said...

Thanks for the link, Pris.

Annie Wicking and Loman Austen said...

Beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us.

best wishes to you and your family


Pris said...

Sam and're quite welcome.