blue moon http://wyso.org en Friday's Blue Moon a Chance to Honor Armstrong http://wyso.org/post/fridays-blue-moon-chance-honor-armstrong <p>Less than a week after astronaut Neil Armstrong’s passing, there's a rare 'blue moon' on Friday’s cosmic calendar.</p><p>That's the day of a private service for Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who died last Saturday in Ohio at age 82.</p><p>A blue moon occurs when there's a second full moon in one calendar month. It won't happen again until July 2015. The full moon cycle is 29.5 days so a blue moon is uncommon and has come to mean something rare. The moon actually won't be colored blue.</p><p>Armstrong's family has suggested paying tribute to him during Friday’s Blue Moon.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:47:46 +0000 Associated Press 21504 at http://wyso.org Friday's Blue Moon a Chance to Honor Armstrong