The moon you see up in the night sky tonight is a Blue Moon. But no, it's not actually the color blue. Duh, everybody knows a Blue Moon isn't actually blue. A Blue Moon means the second full moon in the same month! But, um, that's not the reason why tonight's moon is considered a Blue Moon either. Wait, what?
Tonight you'll have a chance to witness a rare "Blue Moon" with your very own eyes. But what does that mean, exactly? You've probably heard the term "once in a Blue Moon" used to refer to rare events — but just how rare is a Blue Moon, really? And what's so special about them in the first place?
Have you heard? At the end of next month, you'll have a chance to witness a so-called "Blue Moon" with your very own eyes. But what does that mean, exactly?
Magical things happen once upon a blue Moon. And this Thursday we get a chance to find out just what those magical things as we watch the rare lunar event coincide with all the beautiful fireworks of New Year's Eve.