Tiree’s Night of the Blue Moon

The day began with gusting wind and heavy rain, but by the afternoon the wind had dropped and it was dry. The evening was a delight, calm and sunny. The clouds that masked the sunset reflected the glow of the sun over the waters of the Passage of Tiree. The old harbour Scarinish was a feast for the eyes.

Scarinish Old Harbour
Scarinish Old Harbour

As darkness began to descend the ‘Blue Moon’ rose in the sky to be reflected across the water.

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A blue moon is a rare cosmic event that occurs when for example two full moons appear in the same calendar month. The next occurrence in the UK is not until 2018.

The Blue Moon from the War Memorial, Tiree.
The Blue Moon from the War Memorial, Tiree.
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