A golden - orb moon greeted me when I went outdoors to photograph it last night
To fit the theme of my post today, I did a little photo-enhancing
There are different definitions for Blue Moon. By popular acclaim, Blue Moon refers to the second of two full moons in a single calendar month. A Blue Moon might also be the third of four full moons in a single season – a season being defined as the time period between a solstice and an equinox, or vice versa. Or, someday, you might see an actual blue-colored moon.
This month we had a Blue Moon which fell on the night of August 20-21, 2013. It’s a Blue Moon by the seasonal definition, that is, the third of four full moons to take place in a season, in this case between the June 2013 solstice and September equinox. The last Blue Moon by this definition happened on November 21, 2010
Every month typically has a full moon (although sometimes February doesn’t have a full moon at all). In fact, our word for “month” comes from the word “moon.” In Swahili the word for moon and month is the same: mwezi.
Most of the time, the names for full moons coincide with particular months or seasons of the year. So whether you define a Blue Moon as the second full moon in a month – or the third full moon of four in a season – the name Blue Moon accounts for times when there are more full moons than is ordinary.
The term once in a blue moon used to mean something rare.(Source: Google)
When I decided to photograph this "Blue Moon" last night, I went outside but the moon had not yet risen. Mr Mayunga, our night-askari told me it would soon be up. I came back indoors and half - an - hour later Mr Mayunga knocked on my screen door and said: Mama, mwezi na-kuja/ the moon has arrived!
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Here's to a great weekend for you all.