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Blue Moon Tonight - 04/08/14

The night of August 20-21, we will witness a blue moon.

Before you get too excited, remember that it will not actually appear blue.  A blue moon is the third blue moon of a season.  In addition, we now call a second full moon in any given month a blue moon as well.

The moon tonight is the third full moon in our summer season.

Full August moon names and meanings:
This full moon is also dubbed the Full Sturgeon Moon because large sturgeon fish can easily be caught this time of year.
It can also be dubbed the Full Red Moon since some weather conditions, including fires, can often make the moon look reddish when it rises through the haze.
It can also be called the
And finally, because crops grow tall at this time of year, this month's moon is sometimes called the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon.

Be careful when you use the term Once in a Blue Moon.  When you factor in both definitions of a blue moon (Third full moon of a season and the second full moon in once month), we see one to two blue moons per year!

List off all blue moons year 1900 to 2100:

So, is it good luck?
Some believe it holds mythical powers.  Others think crime rates go up.  Although most studies debunk this theory, people are typically more active on full moon nights simply because there is more night light or more a more interesting night sky to look at.  That could translate into a slight increase in all activity which may include crime and accidents.
Are morebabies really born on a full moon?  Wellmost studies have dunked this one as well.


Meteorologist Allison Miller
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