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There’s a reason why “once in a blue moon” is a saying and Friday night proved it.
Here are some of the best Blue Moon photos from Friday night, from Washington D.C. to Seattle:
— Tim Durkan (@timdurkan) August 1, 2015
— CentralParkMoments (@My_Cen_ParkNYC) August 1, 2015
— Kevin Barta (@Kevin_Barta) August 1, 2015
— k8 (@rolling_2) August 1, 2015
Don’t let the name fool you, though. Blue moons are very rarely blue. Most are pale gray and white, resembling a moon on any other night.
A truly blue colored moon can occur on rare occasions, according to NASA, with most being spotted after volcanic eruptions.