Will Two Blue Moons
See You Standing Alone This Valentines Day?
SAN FRANCISCO (January 1999) — Have you ever seen a blue moon? Probably
not. Maybe you’ve heard the phrase in a song. This year, if you miss the
blue moon in January, you will have another chance to see a blue moon
in March – that’s twice in one year! However, February, with fewer than
29 ½ days, will have no full moon at all.
The moon usually appears brilliant white, but it can turn harvest-yellow
or be reddened by a lunar eclipse. On a few occasions, volcanic or forest-fire
ash in earth’s atmosphere has made the moon appear blue. These are such
rare events that they might have spawned the expression "once in
a blue moon." But according to another definition of "blue moon,"
the second full moon in a single month, we will have two blue moons in
Find out more about this and other celestial highlights of 1999 in Morrison
Planetarium’s newest feature show, 1999 Almanac, opening
Friday, January 15, 1999.
Planetarium Sky Show Schedule January 15 - March
||12 & 2 p.m.
|Neighbors in Space
||1 & 4 p.m.
|The Sky Tonight
In addition to museum admission, planetarium tickets are $2.50 for adults,
and $1.25 for children and youths ages 6-17 and seniors 65 and older.
Admission for children six and under is free when accompanied by an adult.