August Will Be a Blue Moon Month
August will bring not just one, but two full moons.
The first one will appear August 1 and the second will show on August 31.
When there are two full moons in one month, the second one is referred to as a blue moon.
This image of the full moon was taken by Alamelu Sundaramoorthy from Portland, Ore. on July 3, 2012.
The month of August brings us not one, but two full moons. The first will kick off the month on Wednesday (Aug.1), and will be followed by a second on Aug. 31.
Some almanacs and calendars assert that when two full moons occur within a calendar month, the second full moon is called a “blue moon.”
The full moon that night will likely look no different than any other full moon. But the moon can change color in certain conditions.