Ebony Moon

The new Moon of December 31st will be the second one this month; the first having been on December 1st. When two full Moons occur in the same calendar month, it’s called a “Blue Moon”, but till now there has been no name for this inverse phenomenon. The folks at Spaceweather.com asked for suggestions for their readers, and the winner was “Ebony Moon”. Like Blue Moons, Ebony Moons happen about once every two-and-a-half years. The next one will be in August of 2008.

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2 Comments

  1. the one eyed man says

    Not to pick nits, but when two full moons occur in the same calendar month, it is the second full moon which is the blue moon.

    Posted January 2, 2006 at 10:34 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Right you are. Mea maxima culpa. I am chastened.

    Posted January 5, 2006 at 12:38 am | Permalink