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Blue moon

So this was the Moon at 7 am this morning when I started my first run of three for Friday. Boy was it crisp, Brrr!. Not blue – the moon that is [though could appear so given the right type of atmospheric conditions; volcanic eruptions/pollution] and just off of Full.

The expression ‘blue moon’ comes from the rare [once every 2 or 3 years] occurrence of two full moons in a calendar month. Due to the rarity of a blue moon, the term is used colloquially to mean a rare event, as in the phrase “once in a blue moon”.

7am west
Today I successfully completed my challenge to run the dates with 30 miles for Friday and 500 miles this month into the bargain. Now that’s a rare occurrence [much rarer than once every 2 or 3 years too].  Looking forward to a weekend rest.

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2 thoughts on “Blue moon

  1. gettesgallery on said:

    I love walking in the moonlight. Lately the moon has been so luminous. I love to watch it peek just over the crest of our hills, tinted in warm oranges first before it rises to the purity of a white orb over the darkened landscape. Did you see my favorite painting “Corollian Moon Pines” ? I painted that one on location in the Outer Banks. Thanks for the post on blue moons. I really enjoyed it! Oh, and the Elvis Presley rendition of the song “Blue Moon” :)….

    • Yes I saw that painting 🙂 And I surmised the parrot nude might be you 🙂

      Favourite scene from movie ‘AI’ a mechanoid shouts “Moon on the rise!” as a warning [as the CCR song ‘Bad moon rising’ plays] as it crests the hillock, whence we discover it is.actually the canopy of a hot air balloon – wonder if that was a Spielberg or Kubrick touch? I assume Spielberg given the ET reference 🙂

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