Once In A Blue Moon
It only happens “once in a blue moon.” What does that mean? “Once in a blue moon” is a very rare occurrence. A blue moon is not a moon that is blue. It is the 2nd full moon that occurs in the same calendar month as another full moon.
Blue Moon On New Year’s Eve
Tonight there is a blue moon. The moon is full for the 2nd time this month (December 2009). We went to the airport this morning and looked at the moon on the way and talked about it. They saw the full moon when they arrived, and they saw the full moon when they left. And, the one they saw today was spectacular if only for its rarity (even more rare than a blue moon).
Blue Moon Once In 28 Years
The blue moon today is the blue moon on New Year’s Eve, even more rare than a 2nd full moon in the same calendar month. A blue moon on New Year’s Eve only occurs every 28 years. We added 28 to our ages. The children will be in their 30s. The adults will be as old and older than their parents are now. They made a plan to remember this blue moon, an historic event.
Howl at the Moon to Bring in the New Year …
or, just look up and enjoy … or, crawl into bed and snooze into the next decade. Your choice.
Either way …
Happy New Year!