The August 31, 2012 full moon is a Blue Moon | Dhaka

© Monirul Alam

As a night sky watcher I took these pictures of the full moon from my house roof tops at old Dhaka, Bangladesh.  I really happy each and every moment I enjoyed- share with you.

A full moon rises over the old Dhaka sky on 31 August 2012.This is the second full moon this month and is considered a ‘blue moon’ which happens every few years.According to modern folklore, a Blue Moon is the second full moon of a calendar month. The next will not be until 2015.

August 2012 is a month with two full moons. And, by popular acclaim, that means it’s a Blue Moon month – but Blue in name only. That’s because a Blue Moon is sometimes defined as the second full moon in a calendar month. The first full moon was August 1. The second full moon is today – August 31, 2012. The second full moon of August 2012 is the Blue Moon. Happy Blue Moon, everyone!

-monirul alam / old dhaka

1 September 2012

© Monirul Alam