Once in a Blue Moon – that’s tomorrow night.

We refer to the second full moon in a calendar month as a “blue moon.”  Technically a blue moon occurs when there is a fourth full moon in a season.  Modern folklore now makes it acceptable to call the second full moon in a month a “blue moon.”

The full moon occurs once every 29.5 days. This essentially means that there is one full moon every month. However, as we know, every month but February has at least 30 days in it, which presents the potential for two full moons in a month.

August 2012 – is one of these unique months, which will have two full moons. There was a full moon  August 2nd, and there will be another  another full moon tomorrow night, August 31st.

Moon in My Room, pictured above,  is a classic tool for teaching the moon phases. It is authentically detailed,  hangs on your wall and shines moonlight just like the real moon. Twelve different phase settings let you match what the real moon looks like outside tonight!

Once in a Blue Moon try surprising your family with homemade Moon Pies. Tidy Mom has a beautiful pictorial and her chocolatey delicious recipe, hop on over and learn how to create them. For any of you not willing or able to whip up homemade Moon Pies, the boxed variety may be the way to go.