Across the Universe

January’s column was devoted to the blood moon and blue moon. This month, we have an interesting blue moon quandary. As mentioned in January, the length of our months are no longer set by the phases of the moon, rather they each have a fixed number of days. However, since the length of the month is so similar to the phases, we generally only see one full and one new moon a month. Months with a blue moon are the exception. They are months with two full moons, the second called the “blue moon.” The moon was last full on Jan. 2 and was full again 29.53 days later on Jan. 31.