The year 2018 is going to be a very exciting year. Why you ask? 2018 is not only going to bless us with one Blue Moon, but TWO Blue Moons!
January and March are the two months in 2018 that will host a Blue Moon speculator. What does this mean exactly? By astrological definition, this means Earth will be able to witness two full moons that fall within a single calendar month, in this case January 31st followed by March 31st.
Although the Blue Moon will be visible internationally, the prime time for us New Englanders will be 8:27AM EST. From the United States, the Blue Moon that we will be viewing is technically considered a waning gibbous moon, however, it is going to have the appearance of being full to naked eye. If you look closely, you just might be able to catch a glimpse of Regulus, the 1st-magnitude star in the constellation of Leo the Lion.
What is the significance of these Blue Moons you may wonder? Depending on who you ask the answer is significant! Another occurrence of two Blue Moons in one calendar year will not happen for another 19 years!
Now, the biggest question of them all: Is the moon going to turn blue? Unfortunately the answer is no. Due to various astrological reasoning and theory, the name of the moons is based off of the natural phases it goes through annually.
Although astrology and yoga are not technically related, many yogic traditions have been born around the movement of the stars and moons, there are even Moon Salutations you can do! (As seen on Yoga Journal: https://www.yogajournal.com/videos/moon-shine).
Yoga in ME will also be celebrating in this astrological phenomenon so stay tuned and keep an eye up at the stars!