Get Ready! A Rare Blue Moon Will Be Sighted In A Couple Of Days To Kick Off The Easter Festivities
March 30, 2018 11:35 By Mambee
Easter is a day that marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and the foundation of the Christian faith. Families are excited about spending time together and enjoying the special holiday. Apparently, the universe is quite eager too.
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A super rare blue moon is very likely to occur at the end of the month of March. According to Space.com, a blue moon either refers to the third full moon in one season or the second distinct full moon that appears within a single month. The latter happens once every three years. And on March 31, it will happen again.
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Full moons themselves are not so rare as we can spot them once every 29 to 30 days. However, this year, there was no full moon in February. And this is a phenomenon that occurs about once in 19 years.
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This means the full moon was carried over to March, thus a blue moon will be witnessed on the eve of Easter.
Keep in mind, however, that most blue moons look pale gray and white, so you may not see a difference between them and a regular full moon. But there's a chance that you might notice a bluish tinge due to the extraordinariness of the whole situation.
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If you do want to check out the moon, and you should, Fox reported that you can do so at approximately 8:37 am Eastern time for Americans and 1:37 pm GMT for British residents on March 31.
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By the way, this is not the only astronomical rarity occurring this past month. The first full moon of March, known as Worm Moon, was also witnessed a few weeks ago.