On Friday, the Moon will be special — it will be a Blue Moon!
Despite of its colorful name, the Blue Moon on Friday is no different from a regular full moon â€“ it simply means the second full moon of the month, so don’t expect to see a bluish painted night.
NASA Explains: For the second time this month, the Moon is about to become full.Â There was one full Moon on August 1st/2nd, and now a second is coming on August 31st.
According to modern folklore, whenever there are two full Moons in a calendar month, the second one is â€œblue.â€ But will the moody Moon of August 31st actually turn blue?Â Probably not.
Most Blue Moons look pale gray and white, indistinguishable from any other Moon youâ€™ve ever seen.Â Squeezing a second full Moon into a calendar month doesnâ€™t change the physical properties of the Moon itself, so its color remains the same.