Blue moons should come around once in a while, certainly not this year. After the blue moon that lit up the night sky on the 31st of January. another blue moon will be on the ascent at this end of the week, on Saturday, the 31st of March.
All in all, what’s so extraordinary about this?
All things considered, it’s not only a conventional full moon — it’s the second full moon of March 2018, which makes it a “blue moon.” And it’s additionally the second blue moon of the year.
How uncommon is that? All things considered, on the off chance that you happen to miss this lunar event, you’ll need to hold up 19 years to see two blue moons amid the same calendar year.
Astronomy specialists say 2037 is the next time we could enjoy a blue moon.
When can we see the blue moon?
The blue moon will begin ascending in the sky at 7:37 p.m. on Saturday in New York, and one moment later in Atlantic City. It will set at 7:34 a.m. on Sunday, the 1st of April, in the Big Apple and at 7:37 a.m. in the casino city.
Wasn’t there another full moon in March?
That is correct. We had another full moon back on the 1st of March, so the full moon happening on the 31st of March will be the second one of the month.
A similar thing occurred back in January, with a full moon ascending on New Year’s Day and another ascending on the 31st of January. That left the short month of February with no full moon, setting the phase for March’s two full moons.
What is a blue moon?
At the point when the lunar cycle brings two full moons amid a similar calendar month, the second moon is generally portrayed as a “blue moon.” The epithet is accepted to go back to an Old English articulation that signifies “uncommon.”