Thursday, December 31, 2009

Blue Moon!

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Tonight there is a "blue moon."

According to the Farmers' Almanac, "blue moon" is a term used to describe the second full moon that occurs in the same month. A "blue moon" occurs every 2 1/2 to 3 years in the Gregorian calendar. In spite of the name, the second full moon of the month is not blue in color.

Two full months in one month? Alhamdulillah!

Do two full months in one month affect us as Muslims? The answer is "no," but is seems like there should be a special dua or something for it, lol.

I asked Brother Khalid Shaukat from about the "blue moon." He is a great brother, Masha Allah; he responded to my email almost immediately and put up the response on his website (see 7.23).

While you're over at his site, play a few of the games on the menu. "Do NOT Click" is cute, and he has some neat Math Jokes and Puzzles for your New Year's Eve enjoyment!


noona said...

Assalaamu alaikum,
How are you doing sis Safiyyah?
Wow you know I never thought about the idea of 2 full moons in one month despite the math of the difference between the lunar month and Gregorian month, it's cool. Now I will start using the term "once in a blue moon" more now that I know its origin. Jazaki Allahu khayran for sharing. Oh and did you see the total solar eclipse last year? I read that it won't happen again until 2132, this is one video that captured it:

American Muslima Writer said...

Salam Saf,

I totally can't beleive i forgot about the Lunar Eclipse visable int the middle east, and on a blue moon! I was busy letting my kids play at the Mall.
And for once in a blue moon I got to leave them for an hour and go with my husband to scope out the UAE Bookstore Compitition. Yup one hour alone at the mall with no kids and only my hubby for company it was like a dream, a dream come true! hehehe.

Well this is off the topic but i have no where else to reach you at for the time being.

My hotmail is fritzing like crazy and I can't open anything or load anything or even find your e-addy to use in my other account. Can you e-mail me at so I can send you some stuff from there instead?
And before it gets too late:
IN IWA I vote Yes. My Yahoo isn't opening either, crazy pathetic computers.....

Hope you and all in IWA are well, miss reading the mesages.
XOXOX for now,
Oh wait, check out my blog at the comments, lotsof muslims want Islamic books. You can link it to IWA in a topic on my behalf to show the others the want and demand. I'll make another post later with links to IF etc... for them.
See ya Hon!

mezba said...


Oh... so that's where "once in a blue moon" got the terminology from! Now I know...

For a second I thought you did a post on the Twilight series!

Big Sis said...

Salam wa alaykum my love - see recent blog. Not sure when I will be back again lol!!!

Safiyyah said...

Salaams Big Sis:

OMG! Subhan'Allah!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Allahu Akbar! I left a comment over at your blog.

I am in tears of happiness for you and your husband!

Love you

Big Sis said...

What a wonderful response and I will do my utmost to start the updates again. JazakAllah khair!!

Safiyyah said...

Salaams Big Sis:

My face is starting to hurt from smiling :) Alhamdulillah!

I left another comment on your Maryam post; Insha Allah the "anonymous" sisters will be following the comments and will get hope from your news!

I can't wait to tell Sis Julie (author of "Barren But Blessed" in SISTERS Magazine). She will be delirously happy for you too!