The second full moon to take place in the same calendar month -- which most recently fell on Aug. 31, 2012 -- is referred to as a "Blue Moon." According to EarthSky.org, it's a phenomena that occurs about once every 2-3 years. The next will happen on July 31, 2015, moongiant.com reports.
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