Science Lesson: See a Blue Moon Rising Tonight

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (3)

Blue MoonWhen the moon rises tonight, August 20, it brings us the August full moon and in addition, it will also technically be a Blue Moon.

Normally, whenever there are two full Moons in a calendar month, the second one is called a Blue Moon. But this is the first full moon in August. This will be a “seasonal blue moon”—the third of four full moons in a season—which hasn’t happened in nearly three years, EarthSky reports.

According to NASA Science News, it won’t really be blue. “Most Blue Moons look pale gray and white, indistinguishable from any other Moon you’ve ever seen. ”

Watch this video with your kids to learn about Blue Moons, make Blue Moon Ice Cream then do some Moon-gazing tonight. Play this song in the background for the full effect…


  1. POSTED BY walleroo  |  August 20, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    You mean it won’t actually be blue? What a ripoff!

  2. POSTED BY dregstudios  |  August 21, 2013 @ 12:44 am

    Dance all night in the blue moonlight at

  3. POSTED BY walleroo  |  August 21, 2013 @ 12:49 am

    Do NOT click on that link or the Russian mob will have all your bank account numbers.

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