Great piece by Nick Strobel in Saturday’s Californian http://tinyurl.com/p2p6gjr.
Nick promotes the centennial year events:
Be on the lookout for announcements about the Centennial Ball on Oct. 25. If you take a look at the BC Centennial homepage (bakersfieldcollege.edu/centennial), you’ll see how many college presidents it takes to cut a cake. Pretty amazing that they were all in agreement on where to make that first cut.
And then teaches us about blue moons:
There are three meanings, none of which has anything to do with the actual color of the moon. In the first meaning, the blue moon is the third full moon of four full moons in a season of the year where the computation for this starts with our spring equinox around March 21. Most seasons will have just three full moons in them, but because the lunar phase cycle is 29.5 days long and that time period doesn’t fit nicely into our 365.25-day year, there will be occasionally a season that has four full moons………