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Last blue moon until 2015 coincides with Armstrong’s memorial [video]


With any luck, we won’t see a blue moon in the literal sense of the word tonight, since that would mean some serious volcanic activity, but there is a particularly touching sentiment attached to the last blue moon we’ll see until July 2015: It occurs on the same day as the memorial service for Neil Armstrong.

“For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request,” Armstrong’s family wrote in a statement shortly after his death. “Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”

Will do, and here’s an interesting video from Space.com describing more about this phenomenon, along with a little musical extra.

Full story at CBS News and Space.com.

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