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PHOTOS: Blue Moon Wows Onlookers Across the Globe

The first Blue Moon since 2012 graced the nighttime skies on Friday night into Saturday morning and observers across the world were able to capture the rare phenomenon.

A Blue Moon is not dubbed as such for its color, but refers to the second full moon in a calendar month or the third full moon of four in a season. The first full moon of the month occurred on July 2.

The moon was at its fullest at 6:43 a.m. EDT on Friday morning but was visible through Friday night for regions with clear skies.

Those who missed the opportunity to witness the Blue Moon this time will have a chance again in 2018.