SUBTITLE: Random Astronomical Trivia Regarding the Moon
So Wednesday is a Total Lunar Eclipse. The last time we had one here in Austin (actually, I think it was a partial), the clouds were so thick, my kids didn't even think the moon had come up. But this one's going to be great. Check your viewing schedules, and get you and yours out there to see.
Who knew every Full Moon has a name? (OK, Dad, I'm sure you knew).
This moon we're in happens to be the Snow Moon. We've all heard of the Harvest Moon in the Fall.
I'd always heard a Blue Moon is the second Full Moon is a given calendar month. Not true. New reports show the Blue Moon to be the third full moon in season with four full moons.
And, yep, you guess it. This moon we're about to see is a Blue Moon according to this Farmer's Almanac definition.
So does that mean this is the Snow Moon and the Blue Moon?
Whatever. Get your bottoms out there and watch it!