Full Moon Rising over Saguaro National Park

Here is an incredible picture of the full moon rising over Saguaro National Park near Tuscon, Arizona. The picture was taken by astronomy photographer Stefan Seip on the evening of May 31, 2007 (June 1, 2007; 3:23 UT).

Full Moon Rising over Saguaro National Park

This is also an example of a “Blue Moon,” the second full moon to occur in a single calendar month. As viewed from the Americas, there were two full moons in May 2007 – one on May 2, and this one on the evening of May 31. Blue moons are infrequent, as in the expression, “Just once in a blue moon.” There will not be another one until the end of December 2009.

You can see more of Seip’s amazing space photos at his AstroMeeting website.


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