Although my 2 year old is usually sound asleep by the 9pm on a normal night, this New Years he may be partying with the rest of us. Why? Because something that only happens in a blue moon will be on display… a BLUE MOON!
At first, I was thinking the moon was going to be a Cookie Monster blue color tomorrow night. But after some research, the term “blue moon” actually has nothing to do with color. It is simply the second full moon in a calendar month, something that hasn’t happened on a New Year’s Eve for nearly 20 years, NASA says. It’s really something that hasn’t happened in a blue moon.
So, this New Year’s Even, grab your kids and head outside to check out the second full moon of December. The next blue moon on New Year’s Even won’t be until 2028. Depending on where you’ll be around the world, you might also be able to catch a partial lunar eclipse. (Unfortunately, we Americans will not able to catch that piece of fun)
Let me know if you catch it because the forecast for us tomorrow is quite cloudy. Send us a picture and we’d love to share it with everyone on Trekaroo!