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Blue, Super, Eclipse: The Moon Hits the Trifecta

Triple lineup on Wednesday hasn't happened since 1982

(Newser) - The moon is providing a rare triple treat this week. On Wednesday, much of the world will get to see not only a blue moon and a supermoon, but also a total lunar eclipse, all rolled into one. There hasn't been a triple lineup like this since 1982, and...

No One Has Set Eyes on This in 150 Years. You Can

'Super blue blood moon' eclipse coming Jan. 31

(Newser) - Look up at the sky on Jan. 31 and you may witness a sight unseen for 150 years. For the first time since 1866, a total lunar eclipse will occur with the blue moon, or second full moon of the month, which—like the one visible on New Year's...

Judge Unconvinced by Man 'Fooled' by Blue Moon Beer

Tentatively axes suit by guy who says MillerCoors falsely claimed it was craft beer

(Newser) - A California judge says he's inclined to dismiss a lawsuit claiming MillerCoors deceptively marketed Blue Moon as a "craft beer," though the plaintiff in the case can still present new evidence. Evan Parent filed a class-action lawsuit against the brewer after discovering that Blue Moon wasn't...

Cops: Ritualistic Murder May Be Tied to Blue Moon

Florida mother and her 2 sons had slit throats and hammer wounds

(Newser) - An elderly woman and her two sons have been found dead at their home in Pensacola, Fla., the apparent victims of what police are calling a ritualistic murder that coincided with last week's blue moon (ie the second full moon in July). Voncile Smith, 77, Richard Thomas Smith, 49,...

Friday's Rare Blue Moon the Last Until 2018

There are 13 full moons this year

(Newser) - When Friday's blue moon arrives, don't expect it to be blue—a blue moon isn't actually that color, reports CNN , though some full moons can indeed have a bluish hue. The phrase "once in a blue moon" refers to something that is rare, and it was...

Don't Forget: Blue Moon Tonight

Sorry, it won't be blue, though

(Newser) - A reminder for those who missed it: A blue moon will grace the skies tonight, although Space.com has a primer for those who might be mistakenly expecting a change in the moon's color. While dust particles in the atmosphere can in fact make the moon at times appear...

This New Year's Eve, A Blue Moon

2nd full moon of month will grace last night of the year

(Newser) - New Year's revelers will experience an event that happens once in a blue moon. That's because there will be a blue moon—the occurrence of two full moons in the same month. Blue moons aren't actually all that rare: they happen about every 2.5 years. But there hasn't been...

What Your Beer Says About You
 What Your Beer Says About You 

What Your Beer Says About You

(Newser) - People tend to be picky about beer, so "psychographic" research firm Mindset Media conducted surveys to match brands to personality trends. Here's what researchers found, according to Ad Age :
  • Budweiser: Sensible and practical drinkers, but with an anti-authoritarian streak.
  • Bud Light: Unlike regular Budweiser fans, these imbibers are risk-takers,
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A President, a Prof, and a Cop Walk Into the White House ...

Trio will have that beer Thursday evening

(Newser) - President Obama has set a date for a conciliatory beer with a Cambridge police sergeant and the Harvard professor he arrested, ABC News reports. James Crowley and Henry Louis Gates will visit the White House Thursday for a frosty brew and some racial reconciliation. On the menu, according to CNN,...

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