After a year of deep recession, a particularly entertaining celestial rumor has returned to 201
But you can not hold a good, marginally believable joke. The news channel EarthSky says the green moon has been the most searched post on its website for weeks. Some Twitter users frolic on gullible family members.
The original Green Moon jokeand initially had no cannabis connotations. But the rumor spread like a herb as soon as it became a humorous reference to the unofficial pot day of April 20. The most frequently shared image of the green moon says the phenomenon "happens only once every 420 years."
Do not be disappointed by this exposure. Green moons actually happened after a fashion. NASA says this rare event occurred in 1883 when the Indonesian volcano Krakatau erupted with the power of a 100-megaton bomb. It mainly made the moon appear blue, but some moonbeams shone by looking very green.
You can also see an astronomical image shared in 2005 by NASA showing the moon bearing a green border through a telescope Green-moon hoax brings a few extra people outside to the moon tonight then it will at least have a positive side effect.