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‘Black Moon’ Today, July 31, 2019, & How It Differs From A ‘Blue Moon’.

by Anura Guruge




The Key Difference:

Black Moon has to be a NEW Moon.

Blue Moon has to a FULL Moon.

Other than that they both refer to an ‘EXTRA’ moon in a given ‘month’.


Blue Moon‘ can mean one of two things:

1. Second full moon within the same calendar month.

2. Third full moon during an astronomical season that has four full moons; an astronomical season in this context being the 3-month period between an equinox and a solstice, e.g., 3-months between the March Spring Equinox and the June Summer Solstice.


Black Moon‘, DITTO, but when it applies to a NEW MOON.

So, it means:

1. Second NEW moon within the same calendar month — as is the case this month, i.e., July 2019.

2. Third NEW moon during an astronomical season that has four full moons; an astronomical season in this context being the 3-month period between an equinox and a solstice, e.g., 3-months between the March Spring Equinox and the June Summer Solstice.


Both are rare events.

Furthermore, today’s Black Moon is a Supermoon — i.e., it is closer to Earth than normal.


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by Anura Guruge

January 31, 2018: Forget “Blue Moon Eclipse” In New Hampshire, Focus On The Supermoon.

by Anura Guruge


Blue Supermoon over New Hampshire Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Anura Guruge

Base skychart, as ever, from “neave.com/planetarium” — with much appreciation.


Forget the “Blue Moon Eclipse“. It will NOT be a total eclipse in New Hampshire. Nada.

It will be partial, it will be early in the morning, the moon will most likely be BELOW the New Hampshire tree line and it will be fleeting.

It really is a NON-EVENT in New Hampshire.

The Supermoon — a Blue Moon at that — Wednesday evening is a whole different matter.

It will NOT be Blue. Sorry. ‘Blue’ denotes rarity — 2nd full moon in a month.

It will not be as near to us as the 1st one on January 1, 2018.

Clouds, always a problem in New Hampshire, might be a problem.

But, definitely go out, tomorrow night and have a gander. You might even see it through the clouds.

Enjoy.


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by Anura Guruge

January 31, 2018 “Blue Moon Eclipse” Will NOT BE TOTAL In New Hampshire — Just V. Partial. OK?

by Anura Guruge


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Base information for both images from
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5 Things to remember & note.

  1. It will NOT be a BLUE Moon! That is just an expression — in that it is the 2nd Full Moon in the month. The other having been on January 1, 2018 — which was also a Supermoon.
    So, I repeat. The moon will NOT be blue. Not Blue. Promise.
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  2. The TOTAL eclipse begins to the West of us. So we will only see a Partial Eclipse and a very partial one at that. And it will be fleeting.
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  3. The Moon will set beyond the horizon, not counting our tree line, soon after the Partial Eclipse starts!
    We might see it, at most, for 3 minutes! Yes, 3 minutes. It might already be below the tree line.
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  4. It is in the morning. Not at night. 6:57 am — i.e., morning.
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  5. Weather could, as ever, in New Hampshire, be an issue.


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by Anura Guruge

January 1, 2018 Supermoon Over Portsmouth, New Hampshire — The First Of Two This Month!

by Anura Guruge


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Portsmouth New Hampshire famous tug boats Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


Not the greatest of pictures! Sorry. The Google Pixel 2 is not a camera. {Smile}

First of TWO (2) Supermoons in January 1, 2018 — the second one will be BLUE as well!


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Two More SUPERMOONS Over New Hampshire In January 2018 — Weather Permitting.

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So, as I had feared thick clouds really put a damper on Sunday, December 3, 2017’s Supermoon. I am glad I took a couple of pictures, through wispier clouds the night before.

But, all is not lost. Two more — yes, two — in January 2018. The 2nd will be a Blue Moon, the second Full Moon of a month.

The January 1, 2018 will be even closer than the December 4.

So, that is good. I will keep you posted.


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by Anura Guruge

400 Million Orgasms, Worldwide, On National Orgasm Day, July 31, 2015?

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National Cheesecake Day ahead of NOD.
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>> “National Orgasm Day”.
** “Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia” book …

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That is well within the bounds of possibility.

Why?

360 million orgasms, worldwide, a day is the norm for any ol’ day of the year.

Yes, you can find that as item #10 in “Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia” which will be available FREE from Amazon all day on July 31, 2015, ‘National Orgasm Day‘.

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So a 10% increase on ‘National Orgasm Day’ should not be an outlandish assumption.

Orgasms: 101 Facts & TriviaeBook will be available, readable on ANY PLATFORM, including Web browsers and Apple, from Amazon ALL DAY July 31, 2015 — National Orgasm Day.


National Cheesecake Day Comes Directly Ahead Of National Orgasm Day, July 30 & 31, 2015 & It Is A ‘Blue Moon’

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Related posts:
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National Orgasm Day.
>> “National Orgasm Day”.
** “Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia” book …

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Yes, there is indeed a National Cheesecake Day, July 30th.

Why not, TODAY, is ‘National Lasagna Day‘. I kid you not.

Well, right on the heels of  ‘National Cheesecake Day’ is the even more significant and far reaching ‘National Orgasm Day‘ — July 31, every year, since 2001. Yes, 2001. 14th year.

And ‘National Orgasm Day’ this year, is a ‘Blue Moon‘ to boot! How cool.

So you can trip, seamlessly, on a delicious sugar-high from ‘National Cheesecake Day’ to ‘National Orgasm Day’ — after you recovered from ‘National Lasagna Day’. Aren’t you glad to live in such interesting times.

Some companies knowing a good thing when they see it have extended ‘National Cheesecake Day’ to be BOTH July 30 & July 31. So now you can have cheesecake before and after you orgasm. It can’t get any better than that.

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Also remember “Orgasms: 101 Facts & TriviaeBook will be available, readable on ANY PLATFORM, including Web browsers and Apple, from Amazon ALL DAY July 31, 2015 — National Orgasm Day.


‘Blue Moon’ On Friday, July 31, 2015 Will Be The Last In A Blue Moon.

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Related Posts:
>> Classic Blue Moon.
>> Once in a Blue Moon.

>> Next ‘Blood Red’ on April 4, 2015.
>> October 8, 2014 lunar eclipse.

>> Oct. 17 astronomy presentation in Alton.

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To be fair a ‘Blue Moon‘ can mean one of three things:

1. Second full moon within the same calendar month.

2. Third full moon during an astronomical season that has four full moons; an astronomical season in this context being the 3-month period between an equinox and a solstice, e.g., 3-months between the March Spring Equinox and the June Summer Solstice.

3. When the moon, due to atmospherical conditions, appears blue.

All three are RARE events. An astronomical season is but three months. So to get 4 full moons does not happen that often. DITTO for two full moons in the same month and ‘red’, ‘orange’, ‘silver’ and ‘gray’ moons are much more common that blue-tinted moons.

So the phrase, ‘Blue Moon’, as I talked about in this post, is also used to mean something that happens rarely.

The last two full moons in a month happened in September 2012. Nearly 3 years ago.

Friday’s July 31, 2015 Blue Moon is the last, for us in EASTERN U.S. till beyond 2020. Yes, that is it for over 5 years. Time zones to the WEST of us will have them in May 2016, May 2018 and October 2020. But not in Eastern U.S. All has to do with the timing of the 2nd full moon.

Third full moon in an astronomical season will happen May 2016, May 2019, August 2021 and August 2024.

Plus, July 31, 2015 is “National Orgasm Day“!

It has to the first time NOD has happened in a Blue Moon. Wow.


Yesterday’s Was A ‘Classic’ Blue Moon; As With ‘A.M.’/’P.M.’ Do You Remember What The ‘Blue’ Denotes?

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


The ‘dot.com‘ boom of the mid-1990s also spawned a whole new resurgence of vocabulary among media writers, all of us (and I was cranking out articles like there was no tomorrow) scrambling to come up with cute, clever words and phrases, legitimate but henceforth not often used, to adequately capture the amazing events happening around us at breakneck speeds. ‘Nascent‘ was one of the early words. I came up with ‘embryonic‘, ‘incisive‘, ‘pussy-foot‘ and ‘livery‘ — and I manged to have ‘pussy-foot‘ included in the first paragraph of one of my monthly columns in the ever so proper ‘Network World‘, to the amazement of most, and the amusement of the rest. [My favorite in those columns, however, was when I managed to say: ‘Tad may have underestimated the actual figure by a tad, …‘ — referring to my friend (and benefactor) Tad Witkowicz, the legendary founder of CrossComm. (See below. Thanks to Google, I found the original.) For days afterwards I was getting phone calls and e-mails saying: ‘I can’t believe you said that. Was Tad mad?‘ Tad (famous for not suffering fools gladly) never said a word to me, but I heard that he shook his head and said at a meeting: ‘I can’t believe Anu said that‘. But, he never stopped the commissions I got from CrossComm one of my best (if not most lucrative) clients thanks to their irrepressible V.P. of Marketing, Gregory W. Koss.] Anyway, a phrase that was very popular at the time was: ‘once in a Blue Moon’ … as in: ‘IBM once in a Blue Moon will manage to get it right’. So all of us writers of that era knew what ‘blue moon’ meant — of course, many of us having to look it up the first time around.

Last night we had a Blue Moon; a special one at that. I did not know that until it was too late to tell any of you. I knew it was a Full Moon. I had seen the Moon the night before, on Thursday, and realized that it was close to full. Every night, around midnight, as I am shutting down my PC after my 3rd shift of working, I check Alton weather on the awesome, information-overload ‘wunderground.com‘. They have a comprehensive almanac, so I knew that Full Moon was Friday, August 31, 2012. Yes, if I had checked I could have found more.

I made a point of locating it on Friday night — as I invariably try to do with Full Moons. It was around 10:45 pm. I was taking the dogs out for their final outing of the day. While they did their thing, I wondered up our drive to get a clear view of the resplendent, bright Full Moon, sans cloud cover. As is customary, I then put my head back and howled (confusing the dogs) to show my affinity with all my distant ancestors, who I am sure all howled at the Full Moon.

There was a time when I used to keep a list of the forthcoming Blue Moons — so I could conveniently drop references to them in my articles. I don’t anymore, BUT the next ‘regular’ Blue Moon will be on July 31, 2015 and the one after that on January 31, 2018. So, please make a note of those. A ‘regular’ Blue Moon, the definition that most of us know, is the 2nd Full Moon in a month — thus most of them occurring on a 31st or 30th.

The astronomical definition of a Blue Moon is different. Per that definition, it is the 3rd Full Moon in a Season that has 4 Full Moons — we having Four Seasons, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. So in a typical season you will only get 3 Full Moons. Yesterday’s Full Moon met both criteria, 3rd in a season of 4 Full Moons and the 2nd in a Month, we also having had a Full Moon on August 1, 2012.

Click to access original ‘Network World’ column and be shocked to see how young I looked in those days …