Taiwan sees blue moon on last day of July

Want China Times
Date: 2015-08-01

Astronomy buffs in Taiwan could see on Friday a rare “blue moon,” which refers to the

A blue moon photographed from Taipei, July 31. (Photo/CNA)

A blue moon photographed from Taipei, July 31. (Photo/CNA)

appearance of a second full moon in a calendar month, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said.

The moonrise, which took take place at 6:23pm, was the second full moon in July after the first one on July 2, the museum said.

People were able to easily spot the moon by looking up to the lower eastern sky some time after 6:30pm, said museum researcher Chang Kuei-lan.

Chang said however that it would look like any other full moon.

According to Chang, the modern usage of “blue moon” can be attributed to a Sky & Telescope Magazine misinterpretation.     [FULL  STORY]

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