This New Year’s Eve there will be a full Moon popularly referred to as a blue moon – something that hasn’t happened for 19 years and won’t again until 2028. But what many today refer to as the blue moon – the second full moon of the month – is considered just plain wrong by astronomers.
Can the moon actually appear blue and where did this urban legend originate…you may be surprised by the answers. Check out my National Geographic article just published on the blue moon. Also for my Canadian readers, stay tuned to your local CBC Radio One station New Year’s Eve. afternoon for a special interview on the topic.
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