blue moon

Rare blue moon rises over Toronto tonight

No, the moon won't actually turn blue tonight. Despite its a name, a blue moon actually refers to the second full moon in a calendar month. The last one appeared in August 2012 and the next one is predicted for 2018.

Unlike other celestial occurrences - such as the annual Perseid meteor shower- that are difficult to spot in Toronto, catching this lunar phenomenon is easy. If the sky is clear, as Paul Mortfield from the David Dunlap Observatory told the Toronto Star, simply look up and you should be able to see it.

If you were wowed by the blood moon, or total lunar eclipse in April, keep your eyes peeled on September 28 for the next one.

For now though, enjoy the blue moon on what's looking to be a hot summer night. Maybe one of these rooftop patios will be a good spot to catch it.

Photo by Sandra Herber in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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