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The last Blue Moon in 2018 shone bright for skywatchers around the world on March 31. On March 31 we saw a full moon which was very bright and awesome, that is called Blue Moon. We are running to say that it is the second and final Blue Moon of this year. The first one was happened on January 31 which we have already introduced you. “Blue Super Moon On January 31”
According to earthsky.org “Two Blue Moons in one year seem to belie the idea that once in a Blue Moon indicates something rare. It’s true that, in recent years – with more than one definition for Blue Moon – Blue Moons seem to happen pretty often. Yet it’s indeed quite rare to have two Blue Moons in a single calendar year. It last happened in 1999 and won’t happen again until 2037.” A calendar year includes two Blue Moons if there are 13 full moons in one calendar year, and February has no full moon at all. February didn’t have a full moon, while January and March both have two full moons. Therefore, in 2018 the full moons on January 31 and March 31 both count as Blue Moons. This year we have witnessed a total eclipse of the January 31 Blue Moon, and in future, about nineteen years later, in 2037, another total eclipse of the Blue Moon we will see on January 31. Space.com says “Despite the moniker, a Blue Moon does not actually appear blue. Rather, the term refers to either the second full moon in a month or the third full moon in a season with four full moons (as opposed to the usual three).”
Here are some photos of the last Blue Moon which is worth watching.
Source. Space.com, earthsky.org
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