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Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Trypode.
Cary, NC – In popular culture, a Blue Moon refers to the second full moon in any month. In Cary, we had a full moon on August 1, 2012 and another full moon will appear on Friday, August 31.
First of all, it’s not actually blue.
Sometimes, one might see a moon that is blue in the sky, but this is probably from dust or smoke.
A Blue Moon (capitalized) is the second full moon of a month. But this is a recent usage.
Only back in 1946 did Sky & Telescope publish an article with the contemporary definition of a Blue Moon. In 1999, we had two Blue Moons in one year – January and March – and no full moon at all in February.
Fittingly, Blue Moon Bakery & Cafe in Cary is celebrating August 2012′s Blue Moon.
From HoCA President Doc Thorne:
Celebrate this year’s only blue moon with Blue Moon Bakery & Cafe in Cary on Friday August 31st. There won’t be another one until July 2015!
In Store Specials
While supplies last. Specials for in store purchase only.
- $1.00 cookies
- $1.00 cupcakes
- $1.00 sodas
- $1.00 12 oz coffee
- $2.00 cake cups
- Free drink with sandwich/wrap purchase
- Enter to win a free 8” specialty cake
- One winner per hour from noon to 7pm
- Free samples
Blue Moon Cafe in Cary will be open until 8pm on Friday.
Blue Moon Bakery & Cafe
in Ashworth Village
115 W Chatham St
Cary, NC 27511
Even if you have no special celebration in mind, glance up at night sky on Friday and see the second full moon of this month, a sure sign that we live in a magical world.