Archive for January, 2010
Oh yeah, I’m famous!
Damon Bradshaw, theater specialist with the [Blank Blank] Planetarium in Kansas City, says technically there is no official astronomical term “blue moon.”
“There are 11 days in a year that the moon has to make up for,” he says. “So roughly every three years there’s an extra full moon in a year — instead of 12 there are 13.”
“Occasionally if the moon is low on the horizon and you are looking through a lot of atmosphere, it might appear bright orange or red,” Mr. Bradshaw says. “Certainly there could be circumstances where there is smoke or dust in the atmosphere that could change its color a little bit.”
He is punishing this mortal for his hubris!