(qCOSTARICA) Tonight Friday, if you step outside, you’ll find yourself gazing at a blue moon. But don’t be disappointed if you don’t see the actual colour blue, the term is a misnomer, the moon tonight is no different than any other full moon.
The term is given to any full moon that is the second to appear in one calendar month. The lunar cycle is 29 and half days, and months are between 28 and 31 days.
The next blue moon is going to be on January 31, 2018. Then another on March 31, 2018, after which it will be two years before another.
A truly blue coloured moon can occur on rare occasions, according to NASA, with most being spotted after volcanic eruptions.
According to Timeanddate.com, sunset in San Jose today will be at 17:59 and the the moonrise at 18:19 (103° East).
Hopefully the weather will hold out – no rain or cloudy skies. At least enough to witness this rare event.