Blue Moon Tonight

Or not. Depending on which rule you use. You see, according to the latest reinterpretation, most seasons have only three full moons (early, mid, and late). This will be the third full moon of four this Autumn, and so is called a ‘blue moon’ so that the fourth and last full moon of Autumn this year (which beats Winter in the door by 15 hours) can still be called the Late Autumn Moon.

So far, all the sources and commentaries appear to be based on 20th Century US sources (yes, they claim ancient monastic traditions, but, as the reporters for the Anlgo-Saxon Chronicle used to say: Vellum, or it never happened).

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