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18 May 2019 Date revealed for What ?

When to see the Next Full Moon Blue moon? 18 May 2019 Date revealed

Wish to see the full blue moon this year? Well, we have good news for you. On May 18, 2019 Saturday, blue moon will occur on the opposite of the sun at 5:11 PM EDT.

A blue moon is not in blue color. It is just a phenomenon whereby the moon appears rouge owing to dust particles in the atmosphere. It is also known as the second moon in a calendar month.

It appears in the subdivision of a year in a month of the common calendar. This happens after the forest fires in Sweden and Canada in 1950 and 1951.

How frequently blue moon happens?

According to space.com and NASA blue moon occurs rare and after every 2.7 years. The term double Blue moon occurs three to five times within a century.

The coolest thing about Blue moon there is two definitions. The second is very interesting given by James Hugh Pruett.  He said blue moon happen when a season has an extra full moon, with 13 happening within the year instead of 12.

It’s a bit confusing but yet interesting for those who have studied about full moons.

In India, Blue moon refers as Budh Purnima, observed by Buddhist in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tibet, and South Asian countries.

According to Lunisolar calendars, the Blue moon falls on the middle of lunar months. The full moon occurs in the fourth month of the Chinese calendar and Iyar in the Hebrew calendar.

In short, Blue Moon refers to a cycle of two full moons occur in the same month.