Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Next Blue Moon coming up August 20-21, 2013

Blue Moon can be second of two full moons of a calendar month. Or Blue Moon can be third of four full moons in a season. Upcoming Blue Moon is the seasonal kind.

Yes, it will be a Blue Moon that lights up the night sky on August 20-21 from dusk till down! But it won't be as Blue Moon by the most popular term - the second of two full moons to occur in the same calendar month. Nor is the moon likely to be blue in color, as that's caused by exceedingly rare atmospheric conditions.

Rather, the August 2013 full moon will present the third of four full moons to fall in the same season. A season is defined as the period of time in between a solstice and an equinox - or vice versa. This full moon is the third of four full moons to take place in between the June 2013 solstice and the September 2013 equinox. That makes the August 2013 full moon a Blue Moon!

The moon turns full on August 21, at 1:45 Universal Time.  Although the full moon happens at the same  moment worldwide, the clock reads differently by time zone. The moon turns full in the United States on Tuesday, August 20, at 9:45 p.m. EDT, 8:45 p.m. CDT, 7:45 p.m. MDT or 6:45 p.m. PDT. Astronomically speaking, the moon is full when it's most directly opposite the sun for the month.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Boszorkányhab (Witches' Froth)

In the heat of the summer we don't want to spend too much time with cooking and baking.  Please try my quick and easy recipe out, I know you'll love this very light dessert.

For the best result fresh berries or pureed baked apples should be used, but frozen or canned fruits or even two tablespoons of fruit jam will be perfectly suitable also.
  • 1 lb ripe raspberries
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces of Cool Whip, or whipped cream
Wash and drain the raspberries and dump them into a deep mixing bowl. Add the egg whites and sugar; beat with an electric mixer for 10-15 minutes, or until fluffy and rather thick. Spoon into serving glasses and keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Decorate the froth with the Cool Whip.