Tonight Isle of Wight star gazers may get to view a Blue Moon. This blue moon, and the second of two full moons within August, is a rare occurrence.
Blue moons exist due to our calendar months being imperfectly synched to the lunar months. It takes 29.5 days for the moon to orbit Earth, during which sky watchers observe all of its phases. The blue moon is expected to reach its full phase at 9:58 a.m.
However, “blue moon” is not in fact blue-colored at all. The first full moon occurred on August 1st, but tonights “blue moon” will be the last blue moon for three years. Read more from the Island Pulse click here: