Blue moon

Blue moon

04-08-2015 07:00

This news is about the moon. There was a full moon on the 2nd of July. There also was a full moon on the 31st of July.

Sometimes, the moon can look blue. When a volcano erupts, the moon can look blue. In 1883, Krakatoa exploded. It was a big volcano. There was a blue moon almost every day.

The moon can also look red. This happens when the moon is close to the ground.

Difficult words: full moon (when you can see the entire moon), volcano (a mountain which can sometimes explode), erupt (to explode).

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