Last blue moon until 2020 appears in the sky early Saturday

Last blue moon until 2020 appears in the sky early Saturday

The double blue moon is when two blue moons happen in a row and in 2018 the first blue moon was on January 31. Saturday morning's blue full moon will peak at 8:37 a.m. EDT, according to weather.com. When ash plumes from an erupting volcano fill the sky, particles strongly scatter red light, allowing blue light that acts like a blue filter pass through the ash clouds.

Blue moons should come around once in a while, certainly not this year.

The March Blue Moon, dubbed by some Native American tribes the 'Sap Moon, ' coincides with this year's Easter weekend, which also makes it a Paschal Moon.

But it will still look full when it rises tonight.

See all Full Moon names and their meanings.

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Last March 1, the worm moon graced the sky with the first full moon of the month that signaled the start of the March equinox.

A similar thing occurred back in January, with a full moon ascending on New Year's Day and another ascending on the 31st of January. The name originates from that in March, sap begin to stream from sugar maple trees, inning accordance with The Old Farmer's Almanac. We haven't had a year with two Blue Moons since 1999 and won't have one again until January and March, 2037. On the West Coast, the moon will become full at 5:36 a.m. PDT before the moon sets, making it visible to those who live there. See the Moon Phase Calendar for your city/state.

All dates and times are Eastern Time.

Last Quarter: March 9, 6:20 A.M.

First Quarter: March 24, 11:35 A.M. The result is that the moon appears 30 percent brighter than usual and 14 percent bigger than a normal full moon, according to NASA Science Beta. Since it takes about 29.5 days for the moon to complete its cycle (an interval known as a "synodic" month), this year the entire month of February passed in between full moons. In this video, learn about the Full Worm Moon, Moon illusions, and when and why the Moon rides high or low in the sky.

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