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Dalriada n:
Kingdom of the Scots,
home of the residents

Once in a blue moon, from Stuart’s bedroom window

This is of no astronomical significance, but it doesn’t happen very often. The most commonly accepted definition of a blue moon is that it’s the second full moon occurring in a single calendar month.

There was a full moon on July 2nd so last night’s was a blue moon, the next isn’t until January 31st 2018.

Unfortunately Glasgow was overcast as usual so I didn’t get a very clear view:

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But a full moon is quite bright so it managed to show through, occasionally:

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Virtual Moon Atlas is unhindered by atmospherics:

see http://www.moongiant.com/Blue_Moon_Calendar.php for:


P.S. Interestingly, these moon images were via my older 200mm Newtonian telescope not the newer 150mm Maksutov-Cassegrain one because the magnification of the Mak is too big to get the whole moon in one view. It will be great for close ups of craters though – and Jupiter I hope. Horses for courses.