Cycles of the Moon
The Full Moon each month is given a name representative of the season. Sometimes a particular moon has multiple names. The names are given to the period of the Full Moon. Listed below is the name of each moon:
Blue Moon defined: A Blue moon is the second full moon of a calendar month. It occurs infrequently. Some years there are 1, 2 or no Blue Moons. So, when someone says "Once in a Blue Moon", they are talking about an infrequent or rare event.
Honey Moon: In pagan times, June weddings would be celebrated by drinking a liquor made from Honey. Hence the June moon was called the "Honey Moon". And yes, it's the origin of the term "Honeymoon".
Did you Know"? February, 1865 was the only month in recorded history, that did not have a full moon.
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