The Eclipses can also be time zone adjusted. To adjust the Full Moon times for your time zone, add or subtract the number of hours your time zone is from 0 UT. If you live in the western hemisphere mostly the Americas you would subtract the number of hours from the time shown on the table.
Most of the eastern hemisphere will add hours to the time shown in the table. When is the Next Full Moon? This may include personalizing content and advertising.
Beaver Moon. Cold Moon. Wolf Moon. Snow Moon. Worm Moon. The extra days accumulate, so every two or three years seven times in the year Metonic cycle , there is an extra full moon. The extra full moon necessarily falls in one of the four seasons, giving that season four full moons instead of the usual three, and, hence, a blue moon.
The earliest recorded English usage of the term blue moon is found in an anti-clerical pamphlet attacking the Roman clergy, and cardinal Thomas Wolsey in particular by two converted Greenwich friars, William Roy and Jerome Barlow, published in under the title Rede me and be nott wrothe, for I say no thynge but trothe. The relevant passage reads: . O churche men are wyly foxes [ It is not clear [ according to whom? The intention may simply be that Jeffrey makes an absurd statement, "the moon is blue", to make the point that priests require laymen to believe in statements even if they are patently false.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Maine Farmers' Almanac listed blue moon dates for farmers. These correspond to the third full moon in a quarter of the year when there were four full moons normally a quarter year has three full moons.
Full moon names were given to each lunation in a season. The seasons used were those of the mean tropical year , equal in length, as opposed to the astronomical seasons which vary in length because the earth's speed in its orbit round the sun is not uniform. To compare, in the equal seasons began at 1.
When a season has four full moons the third is called the "blue moon" so that the last can continue to be called with the proper name for that season. This gives 11 months with one full moon each and one with two.
This second in a month, so I interpret it, was called Blue Moon. The most literal meaning of blue moon is when the moon not necessarily a full moon appears to a casual observer to be unusually bluish, which is a rare event. The effect can be caused by smoke or dust particles in the atmosphere, as has happened after forest fires in Sweden and Canada in and ,  and after the eruption of Krakatoa in , which caused the moon to appear blue for nearly two years. Helens in and Mount Pinatubo in On September 23, , several muskeg fires that had been smoldering for several years in Alberta, Canada, suddenly blew up into major—and very smoky—fires.
To a great extent, the year is quite important. The weather is always worse after a full moon and the "supermoons" seem to exert an extra pull on the tides. New York: St. Monthly Calendar. Jealousies, fears of betrayal, and power games are the shadow side of Venus in Scorpio.
Winds carried the smoke eastward and southward with unusual speed, and the conditions of the fire produced large quantities of oily droplets of just the right size about 1 micrometre in diameter to scatter red and yellow light. Wherever the smoke cleared enough so that the sun was visible, it was lavender or blue.
Ontario, Canada, and much of the east coast of the United States were affected by the following day, and two days later, observers in Britain reported an indigo sun in smoke-dimmed skies, followed by an equally blue moon that evening. The key to a blue moon is having lots of particles slightly wider than the wavelength of red light 0. It is rare, but volcanoes sometimes produce such clouds, as do forest fires. Ash and dust clouds thrown into the atmosphere by fires and storms usually contain a mixture of particles with a wide range of sizes, with most smaller than 1 micrometer, and they tend to scatter blue light.
This kind of cloud makes the moon turn red; thus red moons are far more common than blue moons. The following blue moons occur between and These dates use UTC as the timezone; exact dates vary with different timezones. Using the Maine Farmers' Almanac definition of blue moon meaning the third full moon in a season of four full moons, but referenced to astronomical rather than equal seasons , blue moons have occurred or will occur on:.
Unlike the astronomical seasonal definition, these dates are dependent on the Gregorian calendar and time zones. Two full moons in one month the second of which is a "blue moon" : .
At that time there will be a total lunar eclipse. There are more modern songs, like Beck 's " Blue Moon. In the paranormal romance fiction novel by Laurell K. Hamilton of the same name, Blue Moon refers to two full moons occurring within the same month. The Smurfs TV show also featured the blue moon in an episode. Blue moon is the name of a country in Nintendo's Advance Wars series.
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This article is about an additional full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year. For other uses, see Blue Moon disambiguation. Main article: Intercalary month. Solar System portal. Retrieved November 4, Retrieved September 1, The trendy definition of 'blue Moon' as the second full Moon in a month is a mistake.
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