A Blue Moon To Occur Tonight In Tandem with Neil Armstrong’s Funeral
A blue moon will grace Neil Armstrong’s funeral service on Friday. It is a great coincidence that the once-in-two-year blue moon raising occurs on the same day, the great astronaut’s funeral service is planned. Once the funeral service will take place in Cincinnati, blue moon will pop into the Western Hemisphere sky on Friday. Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon died last Saturday at his age of 82. The world is still mourning the demise of the great astronaut, an American hero.
The nickname “blue moon” is a bit deceiving. In fact, the moon never turns blue. A blue moon simply refers to the second full moon in a month, which happens every two-year due to the mismatch of days in Gregorian calendar and the moon’s cycling. Usually, a full moon appears once in 29 days. But, in this case, with the desynchronization of our calendar and moon’s orbit, full moon happens on August 2 and August 31 as well. The second moon is called blue moon.