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Blue Moon Ends the Month: Post Your Photos Here

A Blue Moon—the second full moon within a month—will rise on Friday night.

About every two-and-a-half years, there are two full moons within one month, and August 2012 happens to be one of those rare months.

At about 7:29 p.m. Friday, a full moon will rise over the Tri-Cities, according to timeanddate.com. The first full moon of the month shone on Aug. 1.

August's second full moon is a Blue Moon, the name that has come to mean the second full moon in a month.

Many Native American tribes tracked the seasons by naming each of the recurring full moons. August's annual moon is traditionally called the Full Sturgeon Moon. "Some Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon," reports The Old Farmers' Almanac.

Other tribes called it the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon.

Are you excited for tonight's Blue Moon? Share your pictures with us by uploading them above.

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James Nelson September 01, 2012 at 03:24 AM
It would be nice if the Clouds could disappear for just a minute or so .... Got my Camera on a Tripod set to Burst Shoot. One of my Neighbors keeps giving me dirty looks, probably thinking I'm a perv or something. If Only I had a Halloween Costume I could throw on...
Kristina Belden September 01, 2012 at 05:00 AM
Hahaha James that would be awesome! Dress up like Little Bo Peep and start taking pictures! Fantastic! Like the shot you did get.

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