No, not a bug nor a plane. Moving Orb! So bright 😉 it was actually visible and I was lucky to catch it.
A blue moon is seen from Skopje, Maceodonia, on Aug. 31, 2012.
If skies are clear, tonight and tomorrow you will see a blue moon, also known as ‘full sturgeon moon,’ ‘green corn moon’ and ‘grain moon.’ Here’s an explainer.
When you look up to the skies Tuesday and Wednesday nights, if the skies are clear, you will be looking at a rare, lovely sight — a blue moon.
The nights of Aug. 20- 21 will be a blue moon. Mostly known as the second (or third) full moon in a calendar month, it turns out there are more than a few kinds of blue moons out there. The full moon of Aug. 20-21, 2013, will be considered a seasonal blue moon — the first in nearly three years. Normally, a season has three months, and hence three full moons, but the eccentricities of our calendar mean that once every three years, a season has an extra full moon. The last seasonal blue moon occurred on Nov. 21, 2010, and won’t happen again until May 21, 2016.
But there’s another definition of blue moon: sometimes the calendar falls so that two full moons occur within a single month; the second full moon in a month is the blue moon. If we go by that rule, the next blue moon will occur in 2015, when full moons will occur on July 2 and 23.
The term blue moon may have its origins in the Old English “belewe,” which means “to betray,” writes the Farmers’ Almanac. Farmers took the cycles of the moon very seriously when it came to planting and harvesting their crops. Religious holidays were also built around them, and so an extra full moon would seem like the sky was up to some mischief.
But will the moon on Aug. 20 actually be blue? Not unless you’re near a volcanic eruption, or a certain kind of wildfire — when the moon looks blue, it’s because something has thrown particles of fine-grained smoke and dust into the atmosphere so that only blue light is filtered through it.
People reported blue moons in 1980 after the eruptions of Mount St. Helens in 1980, the El Chichón volcano in Mexico in 1983 and Mount Pinatubo in 1991. Historical records suggest that the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 caused the moon to appear blue for nearly two years.
According to Space.com, the history of the blue moon is full of a bit of misunderstanding.
“In 1946, James Hugh Pruett (1886-1955), an amateur astronomer, was writing in Sky & Telescope magazine. Pruett ‘made an incorrect assumption about how the term had been used in the Maine Farmers’ Almanac — which consistently used ‘blue moon’ to mean to the third full moon in a season that contained four of them (rather than the usual three),’ Sky & Telescope editors later explained. The error had been repeated in a syndicated radio program in 1980,” according to Space.com.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac calls the August blue moon, “a full sturgeon moon.” According the almanac, “Some Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full moon. Others called it the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon.”
Call it what you will, but definitely enjoy the skies tonight and tomorrow.
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I live in Teague. Here’s some haunted places around me which I’ve had many people confirm:
· Bryan College Station – A&M Consolidated High School- Rumors abound of a very nasty metaphysical presence that walks (or rather floats) in the career technology wing of this newly renovated high school. This presence is supposedly named Toby and several young students have tried unsuccessfully to document these scary and mysterious hauntings.
· Bryan – College Station – Schulman Theater – The upstairs projection rooms are said to be haunted by the ghost of a young man. The man was supposedly closing alone one night when he heard a knock on the door. The theater was closed but he went down stairs to see his partner at the door He let his partner inside, where they began to fight. The partner fled in anger, only to return to kill the man. The opening crew discovered the body the next day. The haunting is said to take place upstairs, which consist of projection rooms and an office. The man will appear behind you and whisper. He is also seen standing next to projectors. The partner/killer is said to be in jail serving his sentence as we speak.
· Bryan – College Station – Plantation House – Doors slammed shut in the middle of the night to trap a feral dog that was wandering through the rooms where my family slept. Also footsteps have been heard in the attic and in dead space between the rooms.
· Corsicana – Emhouse – Emhouse School – This is an old school house that was closed in the early 1950’s. It is a small two story building located in Emhouse, outside of Corsicana. Witnesses have seen lights on in the inside (the building has no electricity) go off. They have seen apparitions. All the desks, chalkboards, chalk, and pencils where left in the school from when it closed. Even the shower curtains from the showers where still there.
· Corsicana – Navarro County Courthouse – Stairs and District Clerk’s Office late night users of the law library or persons in the Courthouse have heard footsteps descending from the third and second floors. Rumored to be the ghost of the old District Clerk who was shot by the County Sheriff after a political dispute on the Court House steps.
· Corsicana – the old Navarro Regional Hospital – The building is now torn down, but it is said that the area is extremely haunted because of the many lives that were lost there. You can still here voices and other hospital noises if you sit, close your eyes, and listen for a while.
· Mexia – Battery Road – (urban legend since at least the 60?s) – Legend is you can go down it at midnight and turnoff your car and lights and you will see a ball of fire and as you watch this ball of fire it seems to come right at you and flashes real bright.
· Mexia – Wal-Mart – ghost keep unstocking the shelves as you are stocking and know one is in that part of the store. The new super center opened up a short distance from the old store and it still is happening. If you tell “Oscar” to leave you along and stop tearing the place up he will stop and sometimes, he just may go bother some other stocker.