Blue moon to rise in night sky

3 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, July 30 2015 Jul 30, 2015 Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:22:27 AM CDT July 30, 2015 in News
By: Tim Schmidt, KOMU 8 Weathercaster

COLUMBIA - A blue moon is expected Thursday night, and into early Friday morning.

This is the second full moon during the month of July. The previous full moon phase appeared July 2nd.

A blue moon, named for its rarity - and not its color - is when a full moon phase occurs more than once in a calendar month.

The July full moon can also be referred to as a "thunder moon", given that it comes in the summer, when thunderstorms are often prominent.

Viewers of the blue moon in Mid-MO will have the best view in the southern sky. Moonrise is expected Thursday at 7:39 p.m., and the moon will set Friday at 6:25 a.m.

The next blue moon won't roll around until January 31, 2018.

 

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