First Posted: Jul 30, 2012 04:02 PM EDT
(Photo : Reuters) Scientists are expecting two full moons in the month of August, which is considered as rare.
In what is considered as a rarity for astronomers, August will present two full moons, fittingly, each on the first and last day of the month.
Some researchers have coined the second full moon of a month as a "blue moon." According to Space.com, blue moons are typically blue in color, but there is a possibility for a shadow of blue on any moon.