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Full BLUE Moon: August 31, 6:57 A.M. PDT

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There will be yet another Full Moon Aug 31, 6:57 A.M. Las Vegas time.

“The August 31 Blue Moon will not be blue in color. This August 2012 Blue Moon will be called Blue because it is the second full moon of a month.”

The following article is from Earthsky.Org

According to modern folklore, a Blue Moon is the second full moon of a calendar month. Learn how this name came to be, in this post. The next Blue Moon is August 31, 2012.

August 2012 is a month with two full moons. And, by popular acclaim, that means it’s a Blue Moon month – but it’s Blue in name only. That’s because a Blue Moon is sometimes defined as the second full moon in a calendar month. The first full moon is August 1. The second full moon is August 31, 2012.

It’s very rare that you would see a blue-colored moon, although unusual sky conditions – certain-sized particles of dust or smoke – can create them. Blue-colored moons aren’t predictable. [So don’t be misled by the photo above.] The sorts of moons people commonly call Blue Moons aren’t usually blue. For more about truly blue-colored moons, click here.

Now on to folklore’s Blue Moons. Every month typically has a full moon (although sometimes February doesn’t). In fact, our word for “month” comes from the word “moon.” Most of the time, the names for full moons coincide with particular months or seasons of the year. So whether you define a Blue Moon as the second full moon in a month – or the third full moon of four in a season – the name Blue Moon accounts for times when there are more full moons than is ordinary.

Blue moon as second full moon in a month.[sic] In recent decades, many people have begun using the name Blue Moon to describe the second full moon of a calendar month.

“There are two more definitions for Blue Moon. It can be the third of four full moons in a single season. Or, someday, you might see an actual blue-colored moon.” read more from Earthsky.Org

From LasVegasBuffetClub.Com:
Blue Moon” is a classic popular song. It was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934, and has become a standard ballad. The song has been covered as a released single by artists such as Billie Holiday, Mel Torme, Elvis Presley and Cliff Richard. In popular culture, the song has featured in musical films such as Grease and “Blue Moon” is sung by Crewe Alexandra fans, whilst also being regarded as the anthem of Manchester City Football Club read more from WIKI…

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Once In A Blue Moon: Full Blue Moon On New Year’s Eve – December 31, 2009

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Adobe Moon In The City Poster
Adobe Moon In The City Poster
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The BLUE MOON will be 100% full December 31, 2009 at 11:14 A.M. Las Vegas time.

The following article is from Universe Today, by Fraser Cain

A lunar month takes 29.53 days. This is the amount of time it takes for the Moon to complete a cycle through all the phases, from new moon to full moon and then back to new moon again. This is very close to the length of a month in the Western calendar, which usually have 30 or 31 days. Every month usually has one of each of the phases. So a typical month will have a new moon, first quarter, full moon and last quarter moon. But every now and then, a month will have two of the same phases. When a month has two full moons, the second one is called a “blue moon” read more…


Beautiful Cherokee Woman
Beautiful Cherokee Woman
WWU photograph

“American Indians gave names to each of the full moons to keep track of the passing year. The names are associated with the entire month until the next full moon occurs. Since a lunar month averages 29 days, the dates of the moons change from year to year.”

The full moon on December 2, 2009 was called one or more of the following: Full Cold Moon, Snow Moon or Moon When The Wolves Run Together. Since December has two full moons the second moon (December 31) is called (American/Anglo) The Blue Moon.


“Elvis [Presley] recorded [the song] Blue Moon at Sun Records on July 6, 1954, according to tcbeus.”

“Blue Moon” is a classic popular song. It was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934, and has become a standard ballad” read more from Wiki…

From Linda Moffitt, Examiner.Com:
The Blue Moon Superstition and Other Moon Names

Full Moons bring up thoughts about the crime rate going up, more babies being born, average people turning into werewolves. Every twenty-eight days the full moon rises to illuminate the skies this equals twelve moons a year, but what happens when there is a thirteenth moon, the Blue Moon?

Every few years the thirteen moon rises. In the twentieth century, there were only forty blue moons. Since the moon is so rare it is believed, the moon holds mystical powers. If you make plans under the Blue Moon, they will come true. However, be careful the moons powers are unpredictable and you may get your wish but it may be more than you want. December 31, 2009 is the next Blue Moon.

Native Americans started calling the moon names each month to keep track of the seasons. The Farmer’s Almanac names the twelve moons as follows read more…

The [c.2009-LasVegasBuffetClub – Adobe Moon in the City] poster is available for purchase. The full moon in this poster was photographed in Las Vegas in the 90s. The image was inserted into it’s “frame” with a Photoshop type application. The poster is 24″x36″.

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