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Photos: Blue Moon of August 2012

Moon, Stars and Stripes

Edd Cote

Photographer Edd Cote describes this photo he took from Millbury, Mass., as "Red, white, and blue... moon."

Moon Over the Brooklyn Bridge

Michelle Gordon

The blue moon shines over New York City's Brooklyn Bridge in this photo by Michelle Gordon.

Blue Moon From Florida

Jessica Miles

"This is what [the blue moon] looks like From South Florida," wrote Jessica Miles, who took this photo Aug. 31, 2012.

Blue Moon Over North Carolina

Greg Diesel Walck

A stunning blue moon hangs over the Pasquotank River in Elizabeth City, N.C., in this photo by Greg Diesel Walck.

Yellow Blue Moon

Maggie Chen

Maggie Chen took this photo of the blue moon August 31, 2012 at around 8:20 p.m. ET.

Blue Moon Over Levittown, N.Y.

Marcelo Azevedo

Marcelo Azevedo took this photo of the August 2012 blue moon from Levittown, N.Y.

Cloudy Moon

Izabela Wolan-Stachura

Izabela Wolan-Stachura took this photo of a streaky blue moon behind clouds.

Blue Moon of Osaka, Japan

Angela Saeki

Night sky watcher Angela Saeki caught the blue moon from her balcony on the 34th floor in Osaka, Japan, August 30, 2012. She writes: "[This] photo ... is my favorite! It's making it a city of jewels instead of the concrete jungle it is known for!"

August 2012 Blue Moon in Minot, SD

David Stockinger

Night sky watcher David Stockinger took this photo of the August 2012 blue moon in Minot, SD, on August 30, 2012.

Blue Moon of New York City

Tomsajinsa

Night sky watcher Tomsajinsa sent in this photo of the blue moon taken in NYC, August 31, 2012.

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