Look to the east this evening and see the "almost" Full Blue Moon rising at 7:08pm. The Moon is officially full just before sunrise on the 31st but doesn't rise until 7:56pm.
The Full Blue Moon is the second full moon for the month of July but is not actually going to be blue in color.
An older definition of Blue Moon is that it’s the third of four full moons in a single season. Someday, you might see an actual blue-colored moon. The term once in a blue moon used to mean something rare. Now that the rules for naming Blue Moons include several different possibilities, Blue Moons are pretty common! http://earthsky.org/tonight/blue-moon-second-july-full-moon-to-occur-on-july-31
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Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist