Spring and blue moons

Is spring just around the corner?

Daffodils

Daffodils

Here in Ireland, many consider the 1st of February, St Brigid’s Day, the first day of spring. And there are certainly signs out there. Daffodils leaves beginning to show, even the first snowdrops and crocus flowers are on show. The birds are more vocal in the morning and there are even signs that they are beginning to pair up.

Tonight, if the rain clears, we may even get a super blood blue moon! The ‘blue moon’ refers to the second full moon in a calendar month. The ‘super moon’ as the moon will be 14% brighter (as it is closer to the earth this week). The ‘blood moon’ because there will be a lunar eclipse when the moon will fall under earth’s shadow. Unfortunately we will see less of the “blood” than those of you on the west coast of the US!

Happy moon watching!

Moonlight over the pond

Moonlight over the garden pond

13 thoughts on “Spring and blue moons

    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      I was just driving home from work – its about 8.30pm here and I can see light behind the clouds – but unfortunately too many clouds to see the moon – maybe later!

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      I saw it very briefly last night but did see it this morning but it slipped behind the clouds before I could get a photo! Next time maybe!

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