The full moon of this weekend is not an old moon, it will be a blue moon according to NASA.
But no, he will not be blue.
Turning Red There are two ways to have a blue moon.
The most well-known definition of a blue moon is to have two full moons in one calendar month – the second is called blue moon.
According to NASA, this happens on average every 2.5 years.
Another way to define a blue moon is the third full moon in a four full moon season. This definition dates back to 1
The astronomical spring (in the northern hemisphere) ranges from the spring equinox on March 20 until the summer solstice on June 21.
During this period there will be four full moons:
1. March 20 (worm moon)
2. April 19 (pink moon)
3. May 18 (flower moon and blue moon)
4. June 17 (strawberry moon)
The strawberry moon is about to land on the solstice, making four full moons in the spring. That makes the full moon on Saturday also a blue moon.
According to EarthSky astronomers, the season's last blue moon was on May 21, 2016.
The moon will be 100 percent full at 4:12 pm on Saturday afternoon. However, according to NASA, the CDT is full from Friday night to the weekend.
The full moon in May also has several other nicknames.
According to Farmer's Almanac, Native Americans used their own names for each full moon of the month
The full moon of May was also referred to as the flower moon, corn planting moon, and milk moon.
The next blue moon will fall on Halloween in 2020, the National Weather Service.
It gave moons that have actually appeared blue, but they are rare. One of the better known examples was the year 1883, when the Indonesian volcano Krakatoa erupted and emitted tons of ash into the atmosphere.
The particles that make up the ashes were small enough to scatter the red light and allow other colors to shine through. According to NASA – make the moon blue.
Blue-tinted moons were discovered years after the eruption.
More recently, blue-colored moons have also been discovered after volcanic eruptions – including Mount St. Helens in Washington state in 1980. Forest fires can cause the same effect.
The Moon left at 18:35 on CDT Friday in Birmingham and will be discontinued on Saturday at 5:46. It will rise again at 19:40. Set on Saturday evening and on Sunday at 6:27. The last moon of the weekend opens at 20:42. Sunday. Click here to see the times in your area.