Once in a Blue Moon

As the famous phrase says : “Once in a Blue Moon” – so what is this Blue Moon. Blue Moon is a phenomenon as explained by science –

Full moons occur every 29.5 days on average, when the moon is directly opposite the sun from the perspective of Earth. This causes its whole disk to be fully illuminated as a large, bright circle. Usually, when the moon is full, it passes either above or below Earth’s shadow, but sometimes, when it is perfectly aligned, it travels right through the shadow, causing a lunar eclipse, when its disk is dark.

Blue Moons don’t happen too often, which is why the phrase “once in a Blue Moon,” has sprung up to mean only very rarely. After Tuesday’s event, the next Blue Moon isn’t set to occur until 2015.


Blue Moon

23 thoughts on “Once in a Blue Moon

    • FreeBird August 21, 2013 / 8:55 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚
      I must thank the nature πŸ™‚ for giving us more than we can return to it.

      • Otrazhenie August 21, 2013 / 8:59 am

        Are not we part of nature ourselves? πŸ˜‰

      • FreeBird August 21, 2013 / 9:12 am

        Too tiny to contribute to its good use. We are destructor of this planet and the nature too. πŸ˜€

      • Otrazhenie August 21, 2013 / 9:14 am

        True. That’s the paradox – we are part of nature, which is destroying the nature and thus ourselves 😦

      • FreeBird August 21, 2013 / 9:19 am

        Even being true to ourself is a challenge these days 😦
        We kill everything 😦 – And we all contribute to it in every way, the worst part – which none of us wants to control.

        Aahh !! Life

    • FreeBird August 21, 2013 / 10:32 am

      Till next time then πŸ™‚

  1. Live Love Be Green August 21, 2013 / 10:10 am

    Gorgeous capture of a small piece of the Universe in which we are a merely a speck in.

  2. utesmile August 21, 2013 / 12:27 pm

    Beautiful Mani, truly beautiful!

    • FreeBird August 21, 2013 / 1:40 pm

      hey hey, thank you Ute πŸ™‚
      Lets catch next one together.

      • utesmile August 21, 2013 / 1:44 pm

        Great idea, I put it in my diary! πŸ™‚

      • FreeBird August 21, 2013 / 2:12 pm

        πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • FreeBird August 21, 2013 / 1:41 pm

      Sexy moon, kya karein – chaand ke rang haseen.

  3. Amy August 21, 2013 / 3:22 pm

    It’s perfect full moon, great shot. Thank you for the info!

    • FreeBird August 23, 2013 / 11:29 am

      Thank you Amy πŸ™‚

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