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August 2012...Full Moon to Blue Moon

September 5, 2012

August 2012 brought a rare phenomenon with it... a Blue Moon. This only happens when two full moons occur in the same month, with the second one called a Blue Moon. Watch as the full moon progresses through its different phases leading up to the Blue Moon of August 31!

  • It all started with the first full moon of the month on August 1, 2012...
  • ...On the night of August 4 the moon took on an orange tint...
  • By the night of August 21, the moon was in a quarter phase.
  • But by August 23 the moon was almost a full half...
  • Slightly more than a half moon was visible on August 25, 2012.
  • The moon takes on more of a three-quarter shape by the night of the 27th...
  • By the 28th if the month the moon is about seven eighths full...
  • Closeup from August 29 shows the left edge of the moon is still hidden in the shadow of the earth.
  • On the night of the eave of the Blue Moon, August 30, 2012.
  • Shot taken the night before the blue moon of August, 2012
  • Finally, on the night of August 31, 2012 the Blue Moon arrives!
  • The second full moon of the month of August, 2012...The Blue Moon!

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