Saturday, November 20, 2010
shoot the moon...
There is a full moon tonight. Did you know it is a "blue moon"? There are actually two definitions of a blue moon. The more modern definition is the second full moon that occurs during a month. The Farmers' Almanac definition is an extra full moon that occurs during a season. One season normally has three full moons. If a season has four, the third full moon of that season is considered a blue moon. For 2010, the time between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice, will have four full moons. Tonight's is the third so it is called a blue moon.
If you are interested in learning more about photographing the moon, I was a guest writer with the Mortal Muses. You can find my article here.
Even if you don't plan to photograph the moon, take a step outside tonight to enjoy the view. It never gets old.