Once in a Blue Moon

Last night, I woke up in the middle of the night and was surprised by the full moon…light was streaming in the windows. I’d been reading about blue moons that very evening and thought I’d share a piece of info about this remarkable natural world of ours.

Ever wondered what a blue moon is?

A month with a second full moon has a “blue moon” This event occurs only once every two and one-half years, hence the term…”once in a blue moon.”

Weather lore has it that a month with a “blue moon” is generally colder than usual.

On rare occasions, the moon has literally had a visible blue coloring caused by atmospheric disturbances.

Our last full blue moon was May 20, 2008…so sit tight. We have a bit of a wait for the next one.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.