Posted by Vishva News Reporter on July 31, 2004

 Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Hay MOON

In the study of SCIENCES OF LIFE AND CREATION which in sNskRUt language is called veD moon is a nature's  shk`ti (power) called chNDRRmaa. This chNDRRmaa is a supplementary manifestation of the original manifested shk`ti of creator bRH`m called som-Daev....som-Daev is the nature's force or power stated in veD as the presiding deity over the creations of plants, medicinal plants and bRaaHmAN vARAN of the 4 functional divisions of human species....

som-Daev is one of the three shktio which helps the digestion process in human beings and all animate living beings.....som-rs (juice) drunk by gods makes them immortals and powerful.....som-Daev is one of the 330 million shktio of creator bRH`m which empowers all the creations in this universe functional to its design and intent and purpose in life...330 million shktio are called by various names of Daevo (gods) and Daevio (goddesses) in veD.....A human body is empowered by these 330 million Daevo and Daevio which reside in the body as different functional powers.... 

chNDRRmaa is a supplementary manifestation of som-Daev...meaning a sub-shkti can take on different forms to suit functions required to be performed in various creations....The current science knows it by the name of MOON...And veD says that the gRHo (planets) like MOON are kept in motion in the solar system by the seven streams of vaayu (air and wind) meaning seven functional manifestations of vaayu-Daev (the air-wind god)....

(The above has been presented as a continuing learning of veD on this PVAF web site by SRii chmpklaal Daajibhaai misTRii of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada ....with a prayer that the veD knowledge will empower YOU to live a healthy, prosperous and progressive lifestyle with living in harmony with YOUR fellow creations.....PVAF  also requests YOU to share your knowledge about MOON on this web site...just click on the POST A COMMENT button in the header of this news item and write away as much as you wish....)

Current science has discovered what it calls a BLUE MOON phenomenon in the planetary system of the solar system we live in....

WHAT IS A BLUE MOON?...which YOU will see on July 31, 2004.....

To know BLUE MOON please click on the next line from a lot of information and myths and traditional belief systems from around the world....




From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are 3 uses of the term blue moon:

The term has been found in literature dating as far back as 1521 and is a common metaphor for a rare or unusual event - once in a blue moon.


Blue moons in 2004 through 2010:

  • 31 July 2004 -- Second full moon in July
  • August 2005 -- Third full moon in a season of four full moons
  • June 2007 -- Second full moon in June
  • May 2008 -- Third full moon in a season of four full moons
  • December 2009 -- Second full moon in December
  • November 2010 -- Third full moon in a season of four full moons



From Canadian Globe and Mail: Friday, July 30, 2004: Social Studies

July 31, 2004 night brings us a "blue moon," under the modern definition of this rare event -- "the second full moon in a month." Some notes:

  • In every 19-year span, a blue moon appears only seven times, says The Salt Lake Tribune. In 1999, there were two blue moons; a pair of full moons in January and in March.

  • In 1937, an article in the Maine Farmer's Almanac said, not very clearly, that a blue moon occurs when a season has four moons, rather than the usual three. A writer misinterpreted this, in a 1946 article in Sky & Telescope, as two full moons in a month. It's unclear where the almanac, now defunct, came up with its rule.

  • Air pollution can make the moon seem literally blue. In September, 1950, smoke from vast Canadian forest fires created the most famous blue moon. The world also got a blue moon in 1883, after the volcano Krakatoa erupted. (This volcano, which exploded with a 100-megaton blast, also created a lavender sun and sunsets that were so red that people in the United States reported fires on the horizon.)

  • In New Zealand, this coming full moon appears on Aug. 1. The Kiwi blue moon, therefore, is the second full moon, on Aug. 30.

  • The blue moon also explains why the number 13 is unlucky, says Robert Bigelow of the Hansen Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City. This "extra" moon disrupts the 12-full-moon cycle

Now if you are scientifically minded and in search of knowledge then keep reading the following information on blue moon:


Full moon
could be a
Blue Moon?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Galileo spacecraft took this composite image on December 7, 1992 on its way to explore the Jupiter system in 1995-97. The color is 'enhanced' in the sense that the CCD camera is sensitive to near infrared wavelengths of light beyond human vision. (Larger image at (
The Galileo spacecraft took this composite image on December 7, 1992 on its way to explore the Jupiter system in 1995-97. The color is 'enhanced' in the sense that the CCD camera is sensitive to near infrared wavelengths of light beyond human vision. (Larger image at (

The full moon is the phase of the moon that occurs when the Moon lies on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun. The moon as seen from the surface of the earth is fully illuminated by the sun at this time, presenting a "full" round disc to viewers on earth. As always, only half the total surface of the moon is illuminated.

A full moon is the only time when a lunar eclipse is possible; at that time the moon may move through the shadow cast by the earth. However, because of the tilt of the moon's orbit around the earth relative to the earth's orbit around the sun, the moon may pass above or below the shadow, so a lunar eclipse does not occur at every full moon. Full moons are generally a poor time to conduct astronomical observations, since the bright reflected sunlight from the moon overwhelms the dimmer light from stars.

An approximate formula for the average time of full moon N is:

D = 20.362954 + 29.5305888531 N + 102.19 10-12 N 2

where D is the number of days (and fractions) since 1 January 2000 00:00:00 TT, and N is an integer.

To obtain this day expressed in UTC (world clock time) for future events (N > 0), apply the following approximate correction:

-0.000739 - 235 10-12 N 2

The true full moon may differ from this by more than 14 hours, due to periodic perturbations. The long-term error of the formula is approximately 1 cy2 seconds in TT, and 11 cy2 seconds in UT (cy is centuries since 2000); see the new moon page for a detailed explanation.

Full moons are traditionally associated with insanity (hence the terms lunacy and lunatic) and with various unusual phenomena such as lycanthropy.

Neopagans hold a monthly ritual called an Esbat at each full moon.

The traditional Chinese calendar is based on the phases of the moon. The full moon is always the middle of a month. The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the full moon of the eighth month. The Lantern Festival falls on the first full moon of the year. Many religious Chinese people prepare their ritualistic offerings to their ancestors and deities on every full moon and new moon.

Full Moon Names
Month Names Other Names Used
January Wolf Moon Old Moon
February Snow Moon Hunger Moon
March Worm Moon Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sugar Moon, Sap Moon
April Pink Moon Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon
May Flower Moon Corn Planting Moon, Milk Moon
June Strawberry Moon Rose Moon, Hot Moon
July Buck Moon Thunder Moon, Hay Moon
August Sturgeon Moon Red Moon, Green Corn Moon
September Harvest Moon Corn Moon, Barley Moon
October Hunter's Moon Travel Moon, Dying Grass Moon
November Beaver Moon Frost Moon
December Cold Moon Long Nights Moon
These are the traditional names given to each month's Full Moon by Native Americans in the northern and eastern United States. The Moon was used to track the seasons. (From Farmer's Almanac)

The Blue Moon

The origin of the term "Blue Moon" is steeped in folklore, and its meaning has changed and acquired new and interesting meanings and nuances over time. The earliest known recorded usage was in 1528, in a pamphlet entitled Rede Me and Be Not Wrothe: "Yf they say the mone is belewe, we must believe that it is true". This implies the expression had a meaning of something that was absurd, and bears close resemblance to another moon-related adage first recorded in the following year "They woulde make men beleue ... that ye Moone is made of grene chese".

In modern terms, the event known as a blue moon is related to the western calendar system. A blue moon is the second of two full moons to occur in the same calendar month. Blue moons occur infrequently (thus the saying once in a blue moon to denote a rare event), because the length of the calendar month in this system is close to the length of the period of the moon's phases (synodic month). They are not impossible, because every month except February is longer than this period by 1 or 2 days. The next blue moons (based on UTC) will be on July 31, 2004; June 30, 2007; and December 31, 2009.

The original meaning of blue moon was the third full moon in a season when there were four full moons in that season: this had to do with church holy days related to the last or first full moon of a season (like Easter). This usage had been almost entirely forgotten, and the original meaning was uncovered only when researchers for Sky & Telescope magazine noticed that the Maine Farmer's Alamanac from 1829 to 1937 reported blue moons that did not fit the first meaning of the term above. (See What's a Blue Moon? (

Visibly blue moons are rare events. They can be caused by smoke or dust particles in the atmosphere, such as happened after forest fires in Sweden in 1950 and Canada in 1951 and, notably, after the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883, which caused blue moons for nearly two years.

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