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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Blue Moon this month 31st July 2015

We have a blue moon this month. A blue moon occurs when two full moon occur in one calendar month. This July we had a full moon on 2nd July and are due another on 31st July 2015. This is a very rare event as we haven't had one since August 2012 and the next one is not due until 2018. We will actually have two blue moons in 2018, in January and March but this is obviously a very rare occurrence. The next year of double blue moons is not until 1937!


Beautiful pic is from earth sky.org, check out their website for lots of amazing astronomical facts!

Obviously as our calendar is a man made way of measuring the days in the month, there isn't really any spiritual significance of us having two blue moons in one month. However I still think it is an interesting fact to note and cool for you if July is of significance to you to have two full moons this month! I think we can all agree that the full moon is always something to offer gratitude for and if we get two moons in one month then by my book that's cause for extra gratitude!

Blue moon blessings to you, AstarteAlison xxxxx




2 comments:

  1. I hadn't realized this is the second full moon of the month.

    It's interesting how the meaning of blue moon has changed over time. I'm not sure when it stopped meaning the third of four full moons in a season-- probably when we began to rely entirely on a "man made" calendar rather than our own observations of seasons.

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