Meg's (Ad)Ventures

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Science Fact of the Day

Do you know where the actual phrase "Once in a Blue Moon" came from? I do! If you take a look at your calendars, you will notice that at almost the beginning of each month, there is a full moon. This works out pretty well because the lunar cycle (the cycle of the moon) is about 29.5 days, just a few days shy of the traditional calendar. The actual term "Blue Moon" refers to the rare occurance of a full moon appearing for a second time in one month. Due to the length of the lunar cycle, a Blue Moon occurs approximately once every 2.7 years.

There ya go. You should all be suffiiently dosed with useless scientific trivia for a while. Lata!

3 comments:

Andrea said...

good to know.....

Chris said...

my wife is a nerd...but I still love her...

TKP said...

Enjoying your weblog guys! I am insanely jealous of your mountain vistas :(

Tanya