Rare 'blue moon' to rise over Lowcountry skies Friday

Rare 'blue moon' to rise over Lowcountry skies Friday
The rarity of a second full moon in the same month led to the phrase, "Once in a blue moon." (Photo Source: Live 5)
The rarity of a second full moon in the same month led to the phrase, "Once in a blue moon." (Photo Source: Live 5)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - There's a chance unsettled weather Friday night could cloud the view the so-called "blue moon" in the Lowcountry.

The moon will be full for the second time in the month of July, which is why it's known as a "blue moon." While the moon won't actually be the color blue, it isn't often we see a second full moon in the same calendar month, and its rarity is what led to the phrase, "Once in a blue moon."

The last time we saw two full moons was August, 2012.

It won't happen again until January, 2018.

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