A rare second Full Moon of the month, known as a "Blue Moon", is seen over Cincinnati on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. The family of Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong held a memorial service celebrating the his life earlier in the day in …
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CINCINNATI - There was a rare `blue moon' on Friday, a fitting wink to Neil Armstrong by the cosmic calendar.
A blue moon occurs when there's a second full moon in one calendar month. It won't happen again until July 2015. The full moon cycle is 29.5 days so a blue moon is uncommon and has come to mean something rare. The moon actually won't be colored blue.
Harvard University astronomer Avi Loeb said the moon is far more important to lovers, literature and folklore than to science.
Armstrong's family has suggested paying tribute to him by looking at the moon and giving the astronaut a wink. Armstrong died last Saturday and had a funeral service at the Camargo Club in Indian Hill on the same day as the blue moon.
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