What is a Blue Moon?
Before you get excited and start setting up your camera on a tripod on the beach, you should be aware that a blue moon is nothing more than a full moon. What is unusual is that it is the second full moon to appear in the month of August.
The Blue Moon is a rarity, it comes every now and then, and you can’t expect to see one every year. So Friday’s full moon is special in that sense, but it won’t have a blue hue to it. There’s nothing special about this moon in appearance, but it is the timing that it comes “once in a blue moon.”
There was no Blue Moon in 2011 and there will be two Blue Moons in 2018 (January and March).
Still, enjoy the full moon on Friday as it illuminates the field at the Odyssey Greek Festival and as it wanes over the Orange Fairgrounds on Saturday for the British Invasion concert. After all, a full moon is a full moon, and there is always something magical about that.