The phrase ‘ once in a blue moon ‘ meaning something rare or unusual came as a result of the vast eruption of the volcano on the Pacific island of Krakatoa. Archive: On This Day Some three years later, in March 1946, an article entitled ” Once in a Blue Moon ” appeared in Sky & Telescope (page 3). Whats a Blue Moon?
(Source: the Free Ditionary)
A blue moon is an additional full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year: either the third of four full moons in a season, or a second full moon in a month of the common calendar.
Last night, before retiring to gain my “extra hour of sleep” from the pending time change, I popped outside to capture the blue moon. It truly was spectacular and to my mind, a sign of hope, that the impossible is POSSIBLE.
- My feature shot has been tinted blue.
- The two full moon shots show the shot as taken and a sharpened shot for comparison
- The quadrant shots are on digital zoom, which takes a closer shot by just making stuff up, you know, kinda like politicians……………..
Once in a Blue Moon©
Once in a Blue Moon, we have a chance so rare,
to do something better and something more fair.
To look at things from both sides, then decide,
to not vote with ignorance, to not deride.
Look at the whole person, not just other’s lies,
choose who will lift you up and most help you rise.
United we stand, but divided we fall,
choose not one policy, consider them all.
Choose those who fix problems, not just affix blame,
target the act, not actor in the blame game.
Do not allow others to choose your scapegoat,
you can choose the world you want, with just one vote.
Best of luck to all my Southern friends on November 3, 2020. I have faith in you.