This rare moon happened last night, Jan. 31, 2018. The shadow of the Earth to the moon made it appear red, causing the “blood moon” effect. We missed that one. If any of you have pictures, we sure would love to see them. You can check out more about it at http://www.space.com. There will be another one next year at the same time. But the Blue moon we did not miss. Why do they call it a blue moon? It’s something that only happens on a rare occasion, hence the phrase, “once in a blue moon”. It is when 2 full moons occur in the same month. This year will be special, because there will be a 2nd one in March. So, if you missed this month’s blue moon, look out for it again in March. There won’t be another one after that until October 31, 2020. You can still check it out until Feb. 2, so go outside when the moon rises and take a look. It only happens once in a blue moon! For more information on the blue moons, check out http://www.earthsky.org. We happened to be at Palm Coast and caught the sun setting and saw the moon, the blue moon. Enjoy our pictures. It was such an awesome moment for us, even before we knew it was blue. It was just so peaceful and serene, The two of us we able to be on the beach, no one else was out, and we saw this beautiful sunset/moon rise before our very eyes. Only later did we realize exactly how special it truly was. If you caught this wonderful event on camera, please share with us as well. We will be happy to post and credit you on our site. Thank you all for your support and enjoy our pictures of the first blue moon of 2018, from the beach, no less. Sure, it was chilly and windy, but it was so worth it! Palm Coast was a great place for shells as well. An awesome ending to the day. A pleasant surprise!