NASA Ambassador Explains Blue Moon, Blood Moon, Harvest Moon, New Moon, and Why to Learn Coding


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Tony Rice, NASA Ambassador for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, discusses the moon. He discusses phases of the Moon and leads into some of the backgrounds in the various names of the different Moons that we see. These include the synodic month, sidereal month. Harvest Moon, Blue Moon, and the math behind them. We discover just how long “Once in a Blue Moon” really is. We learn about Supermoon, which is one that occurs near perigee. We finish up the interview seeing how to use coding to do things like calculating a Blue Moon.

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