Tonight’s full moon is something special. It is a blue moon! No, don’t go rushing to outer space in the hope of getting bleu cheese – not only is the moon not made of cheese but it isn’t actually going to turn blue either. The term “blue moon” refers to the second full moon of a month, something that happens only every two or three years (to be exact, seven out of every nineteen years). In fact, we won’t have another blue moon until 31 July, 2015.

tonight’s blue moon

Get out there and enjoy this blue moon so you don’t have to wait three years until the next one! And if you want to learn more about blue moons you can do worse than to click on this post.

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.