Blue Moon Casts Its Glow on the Swan Valley

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Last night many looked to the skies for a glimpse of something that only comes around once in a blue moon … a blue moon.

We took this picture last night as the moon lit the sky above the Valley.

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Modern Folklore defines the Blue Moon as “two full moons in the same month.” This is the type of blue moon that occurred last night.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac defines a Blue Moon as “the third Full Moon in a season with four Full Moons.” Last night was not a Blue Moon by this definition.

The most literal meaning of Blue Moon, any phase of moon appearing bluish in color, is even more elusive. This occurs as a result of smoke or fine dust particles, such as volcanic ash, in the atmosphere.