Blue Moon To Light Up The Sky For Easter

02 April, 2018, 11:25 | Author: Jacqueline Daniels
  • 2017nightsky3 Weekend Blue Moon Sighting Will Be Second Of 2018

The full moon coming tonight is also considered by some to be the Paschal Moon. So naturally, a double blue moon, which will grace the sky Saturday night, is even rarer.

Full moons themselves are not rare, as they occur nearly every 29 days, but a blue moon is a rare event.

Blue Moons are defined as the second full moon to rise within one calendar month, in a phenomenon which only occurs roughly every 2.7 years. And this year, February did not have a full moon. Thirdly, it is only in 2037 that a "Double Blue Moon" will light up the sky. It will set at 7:34 a.m. on Sunday, the 1st of April, in the Big Apple and at 7:37 a.m.in the casino city. The Blue Moon is also nicknamed as a "Sap Moon" by Native American tribes as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow, and annual tapping of maple trees begins. Firstly, this weekend's celestial event is the last chance for sky watchers to witness a Blue Moon for the next couple of years. The double blue moon is when two blue moons happen in a row and in 2018 the first blue moon was on January 31. Blue moon is the term used to call the second full moon of the month. Enjoy tonight's spectacle, because the next Blue Moon won't happen until October 31, 2020.

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Watch a livestream the blue moon rising on The Weather Channel app at 9:15 p.m. Friday. Consequently, both January and March ended up with two full moons, something that only tends to happen every 19 years or so.

The very first moon of the month obtains the name "complete worm moon" due to the fact that it shows up around the moment that earthworms start ahead from the ground throughout the springtime period.

The monthly blue moon is the second full moon in a month with two full moons.

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When can I see the blue moon?

This isn't the first Blue Moon we've seen in 2018.

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