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A Very Rare "Blue Full Moon" Will Be Visible Over Montreal

This only happens once in a blue moon, lol.
A Very Rare "Blue Full Moon" Will Be Visible Over Montreal

I don't know what it is lately but we're getting to some amazing celestial phenomenons lately. Last month Montreal was treated to a rare parade of planets and earlier this week, the sky was lit up by a huge fireball!

This upcoming weekend will be no less spectacular because we'll be able to see not 1, but 2 events simultaneously.

Ever heard of the expression: "Once in a blue moon"?

Well that saying stems from the fact that Blue Moons only happen once every few years. It's normally the name given to the 2nd full moon of the month. This blue moon however is extra special.

Normally there are 3 full moons every season, but every once in awhile there is a rare 4th full moon that appears. If this is the case, the 3rd full moon becomes known as "Blue Moon".

If you miss it, you'll have to wait until Jan. 31, 2018 to see the next one. From where we are visibility will be "Fair".

The Blue Moon will appear on Saturday May 21.

The next day a second rare event will happen called Mars Opposition.

Earth will be passing between the Mars and the Sun which means that from our point of view, Mars will appear bright red.

And don't worry about waking up in the middle of the night to catch a glimpse because it will be visible from sundown to sunset.

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