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Once in a blue moon

By Sally McGraw

Don’t forget that tonight is a blue moon — the second full moon to fall within a solar calendar month. This moon is believed to be imbued with the magic of prosperity and gain. Where did this term come from? It seems to have two main parts:

Over time, a few huge natural disasters — such as volcanoes and forest fires — created natural atmospheric condititions that actually made the moon appear blue. Cataclysms such as these have the power to throw particles into the atmosphere that affect the appearance of cosmic bodies. So although the moon tonight won’t actually look blue, our ancestors may have witnessed an indigo-tinted orb at some point!

Read the original article at: Llewellyn Journal

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