Blue Moons

Lunar mountains at high power in my 127 mm telescope.
Blue Moon: No, a blue moon isn’t actually blue. However it is very rare though. Normally there are 3 full moons per season but a blue moon is when there are 4 full moons in a given season. It is from this rarity that the phrase “Once in a Blue Moon” came from. Full moons don’t exactly present good viewing conditions for deep sky objects or even the moon itself. But we have to make the best of things right? In these situations you should view the edge of the moon for the most detail. If you are able to use high power you may even be able to see mountains on the moon. Otherwise enjoy some lunar craters during this rare event. The moon really can't disappoint!

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