July 24, 2015~~
Full Moon July 31 2015 – Blue Moon Blues
The full moon July 31, 2015 is the second of the month making it a rare blue moon.
At 7 degrees Aquarius it falls within Aquarius decan 1. The full moon astrology is depressing to say the least, especially when it comes to maintaining harmony in close relationships.
What is a Blue Moon?
The modern day definition of a Blue Moon is when there are 2 full moons in one month.
A full moon occurs roughly every 29.5 days and on the rare occasions when the full moon falls at the very beginning of a month there is a good chance a Blue Moon will occur at the end of the month.
According to this definition the next blue moon will occur on July 31, 2015.
This Week’s Amazing Sky: The Anti-Blue Moon
First, on the night of Wednesday, July 1, we see the year’s lowest full moon.
At its highest at 1 AM, it doesn’t even get one-third of the way up the sky, from typical U.S. locations. It’s much lower than that as seen in Canada or Europe. Low moons look more orange, thanks to the thick air near the horizon. Some have even suggested that its amber color is the origin of the term, “Honey Moon.”
What is a Blue Moon?
The term Blue Moon, as it applies to astronomy, was actually the result of a misunderstanding in a 1940’s magazine. But it slowly went viral until nowadays the second full moon in the same calendar month is widely called a blue moon.
The second full Moon of the month on July 31 will qualify as a Blue Moon, according to this popular definition.
~Full Moon Names and Their Meanings~
Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. There was some variation in the Moon names, but in general, the same ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full Moon dates shift from year to year.
~The Full Buck Moon~
July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon. In this case, there’s a second full moon … called BLUE MOON.
~Here is the Farmers Almanac’s list of the full Moon names~
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~July’s Full Buck Moon~
~Published on Jul 11, 2013~
Learn how the name for July’s Full Moon originated in this month’s installment of Full Moon Names from Farmers’ Almanac.
~Blue Moon Science Fridays Full Moon Explained~
~Published on Aug 30, 2012~
In this particular video, they refer to a second moon in the month of August.
The information and facts are the same. They apply to the second full moon of July 2015.
With a so-called “blue moon” set to rise in the night sky this Friday (Aug. 31), you may find yourself wondering: Just what is a blue moon, exactly? And where does the term come from?
Somewhat confusingly, the answers have nothing to do with the moon’s color. The “blue moon” tale is a convoluted one, with much of the action taking place in the relatively recent past.
In 1946, “Sky and Telescope” magazine traced the term to the “Maine Farmer’s Almanac,” where it apparently referred to the third full moon in a season that contains four full moons instead of the usual three.
The year is divided into four equal seasons, each 91 or 92 days long. Because there are 29.5 days between full moons, four full moons occasionally get squeezed into a single season.
But the author of the “Sky and Telescope” article misintrepeted this complicated definition, declaring that a “blue moon” is actually the second full moon in a month with two full moons.
We ALL are ONE!!