Tonight (the early morning hours of Friday) will be the second fill moon of the month, also known as a “blue moon.”
National Geographic tells us that not only will be get to enjoy a blue moon, there will also be a spectacular meteor shower.
The annual Delta Aquarids meteor shower is at its peak. The night of July 30 into the pre-dawn hours on July 31 will be a great time to watch for shooting stars, and the Aquarids are something of a pre-game show to the iconic and much bigger Perseid meteor shower that will arrive in mid-August.
The second full moon in a month is called a blue moon. As commonly defined, that name doesn’t refer to a color change, but only to the rarity of the event, which is related to the saying “once in a blue moon.”By this definition, the last Blue Moon occurred back in August 2012. The next will be January 2018.
— JAH Boogie (@jahboogiemusic) July 30, 2015
The annual Delta Aquarids meteor shower is at its peak. The night of July 30 into the pre-dawn hours on July 31… http://t.co/HG35WngseF
— La Crosse Technology (@LTWeather_Time) July 30, 2015
The dude that does the “Jupiter Party” on Granville at Georgia also sets up his telescope for “Moon parties!” Neat.