Wednesday, August 21, 2013

purple moon

well, i think i am a day late on my full moon post. according to my moon phase calendar, the august full moon is tonight, august 21.  however, everything i have read seems to say that the 20th was the full moon, so while i would think a MOON PHASE CALENDAR would have the right date, i'm thinkin' they're wrong!

this moon is called a "blue moon", which most people think means the second full moon in one month.  HOWEVER, you may have noticed that there are NOT two full moons in august!  hmmm, very mysterious!  actually, a blue moon refers to the third full moon in a season with four full moons. there was a misinterpretation of the traditional meaning of the term published in a 1946 issue of  "sky and telescope" magazine, and that's what people have believed.  read more here!

the august full moon is also referred to as the "red" moon as it sometimes looks red rising on a hazy horizon. hence, i am calling it a "purple" moon! (thanks rosie!)

this photo is of some DEEEEEE-licious peach jelly that my friend jessie made.  so, so good!

happy hump day!!!!!

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