Blue Moon Rising This Easter Weekend Will Be The Last Until 2020

Blue Moon Rising This Easter Weekend Will Be The Last Until 2020

Blue Moon Rising This Easter Weekend Will Be The Last Until 2020

If you want to see it, watch the sky for tonight's moonrise which will be beginning at 7:25 pm, or Easter Sunday's moonrise best viewed starting at 8:31 pm.

And now stunning photos takena round the globe have appeared, showing the full moon in all its gory.

This isn't the first Blue Moon we've seen in 2018.

If you have bad weather today, you can see the Blue Moon online during a live Slooh webcast at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT).

"Squeezing a second full moon into a calendar month doesn't change the physical properties of the moon itself, so the color remains the same", says NASA. Instead, it refers to the appearance of an additional full moon in a given time period. The webcast will also be available on space.com. But to catch a glimpse of one twice in one month is a special treat.

The super moon phenomenon happens when the full moon coincides with the closest point of the moon's orbit to earth. In fact, it looks the same as any other full moon.

Today's full moon, which is the first full moon of spring, is also known as a "Paschal Moon", which is the full moon right before Easter Sunday. "The next time there will be no full moon in February will be 2037".


This year, the night skies of Easter Holiday will be greeted by the second Blue moon of the year.

The first full moon this month was on March 2.

The monthly blue moon is the second full moon in a month with two full moons.

The complete blue sap moon will not show up in some components of the nation.

The moon reaches its fullest phase Saturday morning, when it's already dipped below the horizon and is out of sight for most of us in the United States.

A "Planet Parade" is a celestial event that occurs when a group of planets are visible to the naked eye.

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