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Blue Moon: Why so few and blue?

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Animal Tales image by Sarolta Ban

Image from our Animal Tales 2016 wall calendar featuring the work of Sarolta Bán. Click image to see more.

Have you ever used the phrase “once in a blue moon”? Ever wondered how that phrase came to refer to a rare event? Traditionally, a blue moon occurs when there are four full moons within any given season, instead of the more typical three full moons. When this happens—approximately once every two to three years—the third of the four full moons is referred to as a blue moon. Continue reading