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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.


Related posts:
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Check Category ‘Astronomy’.


by Anura Guruge

Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2015, TOMORROW: Not ALL New Hampshire Liquor Stores Will Have Bottles.

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by Anura Guruge


nhliquorstoreHeads UP.

Not ALL New Hampshire Liquor stores will have Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 tomorrow — i.e., Beaujolais Nouveau Day, Thursday, November 19, 2015.

Bottles (and cases) will ONLY be available at the BIG outlets, e.g., Portsmouth, Concord, I-93 etc.

I got burned on this in 2013. I went to Farmington assuming that ALL stores would carry the Nouveau. Not so. Luckily I was on my way to Portsmouth and the BIG outlet, at the Rotary, had plenty.

I just checked with Wolfeboro — my ‘nearest’ and preferred outlet.


Attacks in Paris means we have to TONE DOWN 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau Day.

That is a given.

Yes, we have to observe SOME MOURNING.


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Beaujolais Nouveau Day, Every Year, Is On A THURSDAY — So Friday, Nov. 20 Is NOT The Day.

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by Anura Guruge


Attacks in Paris means we have to TONE DOWN 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau Day.

That is a given.

Yes, we have to observe SOME MOURNING.


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There are certain things in life that are fixed, inalienable and absolute.

You are either pregnant or you are not. Your birthday is your birthday, the day that you were born. It is not on an arbitrary day that is more convenient for a party. By all means you can have a ‘birthday’ party on whatever day you desire, just don’t claim that that is your birthday. Your birthday is your birthday.

U.S. Thanksgiving, since December 1941, is always on the 4th Thursday of November. Yes, of course, you can have a Thanksgiving ‘dinner’ on the 4th Friday BUT that will not make it Thanksgiving.

Beaujolais Nouveau Day is ALWAYS on the 3rd Thursday of November — exactly a week ahead of U.S. Thanksgiving. That is fixed and sacrosanct. By all means you can celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau the next day, on a Friday, or as I did last year, well into December or even early January. Just don’t try to make out that Beaujolais Nouveau Day is on any other day bar the 3rd Thursday of November.

So this year, Beaujolais Nouveau Day WILL BE on Thursday, November 19, 2015. THIS Thursday.


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

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by Anura Guruge



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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Click to ENLARGE and enjoy. NOD = National Orgasm Day.


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.


Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2012: November 15. Another Great November Tradition.


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by Anura Guruge



It is always the 3rd Thursday in November — at least that is the day that the bottles of the new pressing are released for sale in France.

The ‘nouveau‘ is French for ‘new‘ and that is what it is all about. The new red wine made from the Gamay grapes from the Beaujolais grape growing (and thus wine producing) region of France.

It is typically produced 6 to 8 weeks after the grapes have been picked. There is usually very little tanin and the wine is invariably ‘fruity’, those the taste and palatability varies from year to year; this, the unexpectedness, being very much a part of the tradition. Most years it is very light and easy on the tongue. You can drink large amounts in a short period of time.

Beaujolais Nouveau Day is a very big deal in the U.K., especially in London. There are ‘friendly’ races, involving trains, planes, automobiles, hot air balloons and helicopters, to see who can get the first bottle to London, on the day. I think they manage to get it into London by 11 a.m. (the one hour time difference with France helping) — and definitely by lunch time. When I worked in London it was obligatory to go to a pub that evening to celebrate the ‘nouveau‘.

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I just looked up the NH Liquor Stores to see what their plans were for this year’s ‘nouveau
and discovered that they are having a complimentary [i.e., FREE] wine tasting!
But, undated as you can see, might be OLD. So check.

Click to read Press Release.

So we should be all set. Noting close to us. I will keep you posted.

Cheers!