Friday will witness a very inordinary event, that takes place once in every three years. A blue moon, which appears only when there are two full moons in a single month, is likely to be seen twenty nine and a half days in the month. It won’t literally appear blue, though it has been witnessed like previously.
Space experts have known for a long number of years the patterns that the moon will experience and when. It’s all reflected daylight as the moon spins around the Earth, the changing edge between the moon, the Earth, and the foundation sun is in charge of the shape or stage that we see.
The night that the officials revealed this information, the Astronauts Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders-held a live telecast from lunar orbit, in which they demonstrated photos of the Earth and moon as seen from their shuttle.
They clarified that a moon that is in the “waxing” stage will have the dull part on the left side, while a “waning” moon has the dim part on the right side.
The most ideal approach to comprehend the moon’s stages is to take a gander at the diverse positions in its circle.
One interesting belief about the occurrence of the “blue moon”, however, is that it is somehow unnatural, taking blue as “belewe”, which means to betray.
Another example of a blue moon is the third full moon in an astronomical season that has four full moons with the ordinary being three.
These however, cannot be the reasons scientific knowledge would want to base its statement on. According to them, the chemicals are the ones that make the moon appear blue from Earth. Sometimes there are four in a given year.
Whatever the reasons are for its occurrence, it will be a shame to miss such a sighting, considering the next blue moon will be happening on January 31st of 2018 as per scientific calculations made by experts.