Published On: Fri, Jul 31st, 2015

[VIDEO] Blue Moon Tonight: What Makes It So Special

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Much of the world will have the opportunity to observe a Blue Moon. A rare occurrence that doesn’t have anything to do with the moon’s color.

During most years, the Earth experiences 12 full moons, one in each month. But some years, such as 2015, have 13 full moons, and one of those “extra” lunar displays gets the label of Blue Moon.

A truly blue colored moon can occur on rare occasions, according to NASA, with most being spotted after volcanic eruptions. It’s also possible Friday’s moon could be red.

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