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Full Moons for March 2018: The Full Sap Moon and Blue Moon

Full Moons for March 2018: The Full Sap Moon and Blue Moon

However, NASA confirmed that since most months have 30 or 31 days it is possible to have two full moons appear in a single month.

Because February only had 28 days, this year's full moon carried over to March, confirming the March 31 full moon would be a "blue" one.

According to the media outlet, blue moons typically occur once every 2.66 years and mark the occasion of two full moons showing up within the same calendar month. In some years, Paschal moon is usually designated as Easter Sunday and 2018 is one of those years.

That is correct. We had another full moon back on the 1st of March, so the full moon happening on the 31st of March will be the second one of the month.

"The last time February didn't have a full moon was in 1999, and the time before that was 1980", Space.com reported.

Now it IS unusual to have Blue Moons happen twice in one year.

The upcoming Blue Moon should not be missed and is important for a number of reasons.

There are two definitions of blue moons.

The last blue moon sighting was on January 31, as part of a super blue blood moon lunar eclipse. Due to the fact that it happened twice this year, we won't see the phenomenon again until 2020.

Others hoping to catch the last blue moon until 2020 may be disappointed.

Full moons aren't exactly rare.

Nevertheless, we might be treated to a delightful appearance of a red or orange moon as the celestial body comes close to the horizon, AccuWeather points out.

Full Moon: March 31, 8:37 A.M.

The next seasonal Blue Moon will happen on May 18, 2019, but per the newer definition of the term, the next monthly Blue Moon won't occur until October 31, 2020. The upcoming Blue Moon will later be visible to the west as it's about to set.


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