Blue Moon… you saw me standing alone…

Blue moon
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

From Spaceweather:

BLUE MOON: Tonight’s full Moon is the second full Moon this month. According to modern folklore, that makes it a “Blue Moon.” Strange but true: Most blue moons look red, pink or gray. On rare occasions, however, the Moon can actually turn blue. A video from NASA explains how.

Tell us, NASA, how does that happen?


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  1. frjim4321 says:

    Thanks for the head’s up on this. It is appreciated.

  2. Kathleen10 says:

    One of the most romantic songs ever.

    The day of the Blue Moon is also the day of Neil Armstrong’s funeral services. May God rest the soul of our American hero.

  3. eiggam says:

    The video was very informative. The almost full moon last night was beautiful as well.

  4. jilly4ski says:

    The moon was orange (red) early this evening.

  5. NoraLee9 says:

    The moon was pink here in Syracuse, where we are attending the State Fair. I even remarked to my daughter, that I was sure it was one of those “funny” moons, one with a name, having occurred twice this month…. Now I know, it was a BLUE MOON. Thanks, pater. I learn so much here.

  6. Supertradmum says:

    Sigh, London was under clouds….missed it.

  7. amsjj1002 says:

    I’ve only seen one moon in my life that actually was blue. I got up one night, looked out the window and was so struck by the strange light, I went outside to see what was going on. It was very cool!

  8. irishgirl says:

    The full moon I saw from my apartment window was pretty bright, more yellow than blue. But beautiful, nonetheless.
    Kathleen10: How cool that the ‘day of the blue moon’ was the day that Neil Armstrong was laid to rest! Ever since I read that statement from his family about ‘giving him a wink’ when seeing the moon, I’ve been doing a lot of it! I also say, ‘Hi Neil!’
    NoraLee9: You’re from Syracuse? How interesting! I live an hour’s drive east from you! And aren’t you excited about the upcoming canonization of ‘our own’ Mother Marianne Cope? I know I certainly am! [off-topic, I know, Father Z ; ) ]

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