The interesting fact is March 31 is the second time when we have the chance to see the Blue Moon since the beginning of the year. However, some calendar years get two blue moons.
As the second full moon in a calendar month, the March 31 full moon earns the name of blue moon.
The reason why March is now boasting two full moons has to do with the fact that February only had 28 days this year.
The March Blue Moon, dubbed by some Native American tribes the 'Sap Moon, ' coincides with this year's Easter weekend, which also makes it a Paschal Moon.
Still, if you want a look at the first double blue moon of the 21st century, forecasts indicate clear skies in Sacramento and much of Northern California, making for great viewing conditions.
This means that it is the first full moon of the spring season and that Easter Sunday (the first Sunday after the Paschal Moon) is just around the corner. It will set at 7:34 a.m. on Sunday, the 1st of April, in the Big Apple and at 7:37 a.m.in the casino city.
This full moon is known as the "Sap Moon", because it happens around the time that sap from trees is being tapped and boiled down into maple syrup. The rare celestial event will be the last one until 2020. Yet another super moon is likely to occur in May next year, but this blue moon won't be witnessed again till 2020.
The moon does not actually turn blue, but the term "once in a blue moon" reflects a relatively infrequent event.
If the full moon is below the horizon from your location, don't worry.
When can I see the blue moon? The January Blue Moon was also a supermoon, and it occurred during a total lunar eclipse. Enjoy tonight's spectacle, because the next Blue Moon won't happen until October 31, 2020. "Squeezing a second full moon into a calendar month doesn't change the physical properties of the moon itself, so the color remains the same". The moon will be visible in United Kingdom at 7:30pm.