The Second Blue Moon from this March is Associated with the Easter

Posted April 01, 2018

The plumes of ash rose to the top of earth's atmosphere turning the sunset and the moon to green and blue all over the world.

And now stunning photos takena round the globe have appeared, showing the full moon in all its gory.

Despite its name, A Blue Moon do not emit a blue hue. A full moon usually graces the skies just once a month. This Blue Moon will rise during the Easter weekend, thereby becoming a Paschal Moon, Space.com notes in a separate article. But to catch a glimpse of one twice in one month is a special treat. It will be the last blue moon for the next two and a half years based on the calendar of lunar events. Also, February, which has only 28 or 29 days (during leap years), will never have a Blue Moon.

If the full moon is below the horizon from your location, don't worry. "The next time there will be no full moon in February will be 2037".

If we get a break in the cloud cover tonight, sky lovers could see the last blue moon of the year. Enjoy tonight's spectacle, because the next Blue Moon won't happen until October 31, 2020. In fact, it will look the same as any other full moon. Astronomers explain that the term "blue moon" does not meanthat the Orb of night in a literal sense will be painted in this color.

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When can I see the blue moon?

The full moon on March 31, 2018, officially reaches a maximum at 8:37 a.m. EDT as it rises.

The older - and still valid - definition of a blue moon comes from the Maine Farmers' Almanac.

A "Planet Parade" is a celestial event that occurs when a group of planets are visible to the naked eye.

We'll have a few high clouds out Saturday night, but we don't expect enough cloud cover to obscure viewing. The very first moon of March, referred to as the "complete worm moon", took place on the very first day of the month.