A few days ago I was very sad on learning about passing away of Neil Armstrong, the first man on moon before I was even born. Then today I read that today will be a rare phenomenon called blue moon on the funeral service of Neil Armstrong.
I actually thought that the moon will be blue in color today, only to later learn that it is more derieved from the saying “ Once in a blue moon”, which actually means when there is a full moon day twice in a month due to the way the Gregorian calendar is designed. This happens once in a few years and next time will happen in July of 2015.
Now since moon takes around 28 days to revolve around earth and a month can have anywhere between 28 to 31 days, every once is while or should I say once in a blue moon you get a month with two full moon nights.
That my friends is the concept of blue moon and the moon actually does not looks blue as I learned today.
Check the picture that I have taken today of the “Blue Moon”. I think this is the perfect tribute by the moon to the man who became star after walking on the moon. RIP.. Neil Armstrong, The Moon Walker.