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Moon gracing the skies today will be ‘blue’

Hindustan Times | 22/08/2021 03:14 PM | Click to read full article

The moon on Sunday, when Indians will celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan, will be a blue moon, the American Astronomical Society has predicted.

Contrary to what folklore tells us the moon does not actually turn blue on such nights but rather a ‘blue moon’ is the third full moon in a season containing four full moons, rather than the usual three. Read on to find out more about this rare event.