Thursday, May 31, 2007

Once in a BLUE MOON

This Thursday evening, May 31st, the moon over North America will become full for the second time in the month of May. According to folklore, that makes it a BLUE MOON. But will it really be blue? Believe it or not, blue-colored moons are possible. You can see the bright pair with the naked eye, or for a real treat, scan them with a backyard telescope. The moons of Jupiter, lunar mountains and craters, and the Great Red Spot are surprisingly easy to see. The song Blue Moon was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934. It was even a rock and roll hit for the Marcels in the 60s.

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