Blue moon/ Blou maan

Elizabeth Kendall

Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa

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Afrikaans poetry translation:
Like a child
lost
in the darkness
I search for the
white pebbles
of your words.
Elizabeth Kendall ©

A blue moon can refer to the third full moon in a season with four full moons, or the second full moon of a calendar month. Most years have twelve full moons that occur approximately monthly. In addition to those twelve full lunar cycles, each solar calendar year contains roughly eleven days more than the lunar year of 12 lunations. The extra days accumulate, so every two or three years (7 times in the 19-year Metonic cycle), there is an extra full moon. Lunisolar calendars have rules on when to insert such an intercalary of embolismic (“leap”) month, and what name it is given; e.g. in the Hebrew calendar the month Adar is duplicated. The term “blue moon” comes from folklore. Different traditions and conventions place the extra “blue” full moon at different times in the year.
I took this photo in 2009. (South Africa)
Canon PowerShot S51S digital.

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