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BLUE MOON

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Photo taken from the National Space Science Data Center

 

October 31, 2001 is not only Halloween but the last Blue Moon until 2004.


What is a blue moon?

A blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month, according to NASA. When someone says "That happens once in a blue moon," that means it doesn't happen very often.


Does the moon change color?


The moon doesn't change color. Sometimes it looks like it changes color, though. When the Krakatoa volcano erupted in 1883, it spewed dust into the air. For two years, all around the world, the moon looked blue or green. Do you remember reading about this in school?


Top 10 Moon songs:

1. Blue Moon
2. Moon River
3. Paper Moon
4. Moonlight Sonata
5. Moon over Miami
6. Dark Side of the Moon
7. Blue Moon of Kentucky
8. Fly Me to the Moon
9. Bad Moon Rising
10 Theme from Moonstruck

One more trivia: Where did the idea come from that the moon is made of green cheese?

John Frith wrote, scoffingly, in 1529 that "They would make me believe that the moon was made of green cheese."