Just How Rare Is an Actual Blue Moon? [VIDEO]
Saying something only happens “once in a blue moon” typically means it’s extremely rare. True blue moons — defined as the second full moon in a month — aren’t actually that uncommon, but if you don’t catch the one on Aug. 31, it’ll be three years before you get another chance.
Super Moon 2012 – Check Out Pics From Around the World
Super Moon 2012, which occurred Saturday night, was not a sight to be missed, even if you were too busy drinking your Cinco de Mayo margaritas. This natural phenomenon is the one time a year when the moon is closer to the earth than ever, making it appear 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger. It also makes us stare off into space and go, “Whoah!?”