Saturday, December 6, 2008

Blue Moon

A blue moon is a name given to an irregularly timed full moon. Most years have twelve full moons which occur approximately monthly, but each calendar year contains those twelve full lunar cycles plus about eleven days to spare. The extra days accumulate, so that every two or three years there is an extra full moon (this happens every 2.72 years). Different definitions place the extra moon at different times - the extra moon is called a "blue moon". Op 1 juli 1997 om 05.58 u. was het Volle Maan, en op 30 juli 1997 om 12.35 u. was het opnieuw Volle Maan. Het was die maand dus tweemaal Volle Maan! Omdat dit verschijnsel niet al te vaak voorkomt, noemen Engelstaligen die tweede Volle Maan in een maan een 'Blue Moon' (Blauwe Maan). Ook bezigen zij de uitdrukking 'once in a Blue Moon' (= een zeldzaamheid). Wij zeggen op een blauwe maandag. Have a nice weekend! Een fijn weekend!


  1. Looking at this cool Moon reminds me that I AM still waiting for my pencils to arrive. =)
    Have a good weekend.

  2. hi marianne!
    it is beautiful! i love the glow it has.

  3. I'm especially drawn to blue moons. Blue anything! Lovely mandala M :)

  4. Marianne,

    I really love this moon...the blue moon. It almost appears as though water droplets have accumulated on the surface. Also, thank you so much for the great information of what the blue moon really is all are a wealth of knowledge.


  5. What a pretty moon mandala!! Blue to make it perfect!

  6. Hi Marianne...the sparkle is wonderful on these Mandalas...what are you using?

    Wonderful work....

    Have a magical weekend...


  7. blue anything for me also, but I love the way this one looks - so full and glittery.
    I would love to trade moo cards with you and will email!

  8. I just found your blog recently. I used to draw and colour mandalas myself but I haven't for a while. Looking at your mandalas, I feel inspired to take it up again. I like this one of the moon, which reminds me of looking at the reflection of the moon in water.


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