You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own.”
Lyrics from Blue Moon
Friday night the world will experience something that happens about every 30 months. Despite the popular expression, a blue moon isn’t as astoundingly rare as one might expect.
Tonights moon is being called a blue moon because it is the second full moon occurring in one month — the first was on July 2.
A truly blue-colored moon is actually a rarity and is usually the product of a volcano or wildfire sending particles into the air. According to NASA, the particles only allow blue light to filter through. If you live in California near the wildfires, you might get a chance to just see a blue moon this evening.
When and if you see the moon this evening remember that others all over the world will be watching and most likely be looking up at the stars and the moon at the same time. Hoping to get a glimpse of a full blue moon,