A Full Moon Tonight

Hello everyone,

Today we are going to the Culture Hall to watch a concert. I enjoy this day every year, because it is a good chance to experience something new. After the concert, you are free to go home. You have some extra time after school today, so I am going to give you some special homework.

Tonight, after it gets dark, look up into the sky and see the “full moon”. A full moon is a moon that is perfectly round in the sky. There are no clouds today, so the moon should be very beautiful.

The moon has a cycle of 29 days. Starting with a new moon, there are 8 “phases” to each moon. Take a look at this picture to see the different ones.

We also have a special word for the second “full moon” in the same month. It is called a “blue moon”. We use that expression to talk about something that does not happen often. For example, “Mr. Allen eats eggplant once in a blue moon.” (I’m not a big eggplant fan).

Anyway, look up at the sky tonight, and see the moon that people have been looking at for thousands of years. See you!