Will Two Blue Moons
See You Standing Alone This Valentine’s 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 1999!
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 14, 1999

Sky Show Weekday Weekend
1999 Almanac 2 p.m. 12 & 2 p.m.
Neighbors in Space   11 a.m.
Stardust   1 & 4 p.m.
The Sky Tonight   3 p.m.


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.