Published: Mon, April 02, 2018
Sci-tech | By Eric Barnett

Blue Moon 2018 in pictures: Staggering photos of last nights Blue Moon

Blue Moon 2018 in pictures: Staggering photos of last nights Blue Moon

The full moon coming tonight is also considered by some to be the Paschal Moon. The Blue Moon on March 31 will be the second Blue Moon of 2018 and the last one until October 31, 2020. This is the second Blue Moon since the beginning of the year - the second time in three months that two full moons have occurred in a calendar month.

We were already treated to a full moon this month, on March 2. And this year, February did not have a full moon.

The moon was expected to appear at its fullest at around 1.37am GMT on Saturday, March 31.

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There are plenty of other factors that set the exact date of Easter, including Golden Numbers and when the Equinox falls, so the Paschal Moon is not an exact science. In the Old Farmer's Almanac, the second full moon in March is also called the Sap Moon (or the Full Sap Moon), a name bestowed upon it by some Native American tribes to mark that "the time of year when the sap of sugar maples starts to flow". The rare celestial event will be the last one until 2020. NASA says this particular event probably generated the phrase "Blue Moon," but volcanoes aren't the only reason a moon can look blue. For 2018, there are two full moons in January, and there are also two in March in most time zones.

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The last time we had a Blue Paschal Moon was in 1999.

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The last blue moon sighting was on January 31, as part of a super blue blood moon lunar eclipse. We won't see it happen again until 2037.

Full Moon: March 31, 8:37 A.M. That left the short month of February with no full moon, setting the phase for March's two full moons. The moon will be visible in United Kingdom at 7:30pm.

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