Thursday, May 31, 2007

Define "Blue Moon"

Every good night photographer knows the definition of the term "blue moon". It's "two full moons in a single month". Right?


I have to admit I didn't know the correct answer either, until I saw Mike Johnston's post this afternoon.

Apparently, a blue moon is defined as four full moons in a single season (which normally has only three). Read, or listen to, this article for more details about how this myth began.


Blogger pitchertaker said...

Ah, so the expression: "Once in a blue moon" means only once in three months. Ah-HA! Good to know the time frames of our utterance.


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