Friday, July 31, 2015

Without a dream in my heart, without a love of my own

I think this is possibly my favourite ever headline in the Independent -

"How to see the rare lunar event tonight"

The rare lunar event tonight is a blue moon, which is indeed a rare event, as we all know from the expression "once in a blue moon".  It is, however, simply a full moon.  It's called a blue moon if there has been more than one full moon in the same calendar month.

By some distance, then, the easiest way of seeing a blue moon is to look at the moon.

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  1. No doubt it will be cloudy.

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  2. Glasgow Working ClassJuly 31, 2015 at 10:37 PM

    Most Nat sis do not know much beyond their narrow minded hatred of others and looking up at the moon planet and stars is really beyond them. That is why the wee Corporal managed to slaughter millions.

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    1. The comments section of this blog is fast turning into a particularly bad episode of Allo Allo - you know, one of the 1992 episodes, after the ill-advised cast changes.

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