Look up into the night sky and you will see a lovely full moon that only comes around “once in a blue moon.”
This particular August moon goes by any of several names, Full Sturgeon Moon, the Full Red Moon, the Corn Moon, and the Grain Moon. What’s unusual is that it is the third full moon in a four-full-moon season, and it won’t occur again until 2015.
The moon tonight will not appear Blue, but 22 years ago a volcanic eruption littered the upper atmosphere with smoke and ash, giving the moon a blue hue.
Note: The second full moon in a one month period is typically known as a blue moon.