A blue moon is an astronomical phenomenon.

Blue Moon 31 Dec 2009

A full moon that is not timed to the regular monthly pattern is called a ‘Blue  Moon’ being rare. Most years have twelve full moons which occur approximately monthly, but in addition to those twelve full lunar cycles, each solar calendar year contains an excess of roughly eleven days compared to the lunar year.

The extra days accumulate, so every two or three years, there

Blue Moon 31 Dec 2009

is an extra full moon. Different definitions place the “extra” moon at different times. This information is an extract from Wikipedia.

The name does not refer to the moon’s color but reflects the rarity of the event and gives rise to the expression, ‘‘once in a blue moon.’’ The pictures are taken per kind courtesy Sanjay on my request. Thanks Sanju.


About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are music and growing culinary herbs. Love to play golf and do yoga regularly. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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