Here's What You Need to Know About Tomorrow's Blue Flower Moon

Pablo Tucker
May 20, 2019

Another definition of a blue moon, and equally as accurate, is the third full moon of a season with four full moons (seasonal blue moon).

The "blue moon" is usually the second of two full moons in a month.

However, it's important to note that the third of four full moons in a given season is a true blue moon-an astronomical blue moon. Less than 4 hours later, the first full moon of spring arrived.

"Blue flower moon", the rarity has always been kept concise.


This is the last seasonal blue moon until August 2021. The moon will appear full for about three days, from Friday evening through Monday morning, making this a full moon weekend.

While the sun is setting in the western sky, the full moon will be rising in the eastern sky, then the atmosphere scatters blue light molecules around and we can see the red wavelengths, Murphy said. The association of the full Moon from January was made with the howling wolves that were heard long ago on the winter Moons.

When is May's Blue Moon?

However, there is another way for a full moon to earn the "blue moon" label.


The date of a full moon doesn't affect the full moon's color.

This will be the final season blue moon until August 2021, according to CNN.

Despite its name and numerous pictures that show up when you search it, a Blue Moon rarely actually appears blue in the sky-but that's not to say it never does, Space.com writes. As per the United States space agency, the Krakatoa volcanic eruption that happened in Indonesia in 1883 sent plumes of ashes into the skies, and it turned the moon to blue colour for quite some time. May 18 also marks the 50th anniversary of NASA's launch of the Apollo 10 mission to the moon in 1969.

Mr. Pruett unfortunately came to this conclusion: "Seven times in 19 years there were and still are 13 full moons in a year".


Again, this newer definition really has nothing to do with the moon itself, which is just going about its normal orbiting business.

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