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Offline Hadrian

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What is a Blue Moon?
« on: 23/03/2006 15:29:22 »
Came across this

Modern Definition:
A Blue Moon is commonly the name given to the second full moon in a month. Since a full moon occurs every 29 1/2 days, if there is a full moon on the 1st or 2nd day of a month, there is a good chance there will be a second full or blue moon that month.
In 1999, there were two blue moons very close together. One on January 31st (after the full moon on Jan. 2nd) and the other on March 31st (after the full moon on March 2nd).

There was another in November 2001, but the next one won't be until July 2004.

And we won't see two blue moons in one year again until 2018!

Sorry, it's not really blue : (



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Re: What is a Blue Moon?
« Reply #1 on: 27/03/2006 01:55:45 »
Last time I saw a blue moon was when I stuck my arse out of coach window on a frosty night !!  :D




well, obviously I didn't see it but I was informed my cheeks were blue !!;)

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Re: What is a Blue Moon?
« Reply #2 on: 28/03/2006 17:59:56 »
How about a blue moon party in 2018 ?

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Re: What is a Blue Moon?
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