So tonight is a blue moon.
Which is a pretty rare occurrence and happens.. well.. once in a blue moon.
Despite common misconception this doesn’t mean the moon will actually be blue, the only time the moon appears to change colour is when it looks red during a lunar eclipse, or sometimes it will look funny colours due to chemicals in the atmosphere.
This picture was taken with a blue lens filter, I just wanted to confuse you.
A blue moon refers to the second full moon in a month. Which is a rare occurrence because normally there is only one full moon every month, (because the moon orbits the Earth in a month, as I’m sure you all know).
But this month is different, there was a full moon on the 1st of August and there’ll be one again tonight on the 31st.
Also, by sheer coincidence, this incredibly rare phenomenon is happening today on the same day as Neil Armstrong’s funeral. Which is kind of beautiful in it’s own way.