BY MAGGIE STACK AND EMMALY WIEDERHOLT
There’s something about moonlight that lends itself to dance, like our inner heathens can’t help but embrace those cosmic lunar beams and bust a move. But dancing in the moonlight is more than just a great 70s song or a hippy inclination; it’s an art! The next time there’s a special lunar event, grab your dancing shoes and catch a moonbeam!
What it is: a super moon is the coincidence of a full moon with the closest approach the moon makes to the earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from earth.
Why you should dance under it: because it’s huge!
What it is: a blue moon is an additional full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year, either the third of fourth full moons in a season, or a second full moon in a month.
Why you should dance under it: so you can say you literally dance once in a blue moon!
What it is: the blood moon is an apocalyptic prophecy promoted by Christian ministers John Hagee and Mark Biltz, which states that a tetrad, (a series of four consecutive lunar eclipses coinciding on Jewish holidays) which began with the April 2014 lunar eclipse, is a sign of the end times as described in the Bible in Acts 2:20 and Revelation 6:12.
Also, it looks kind of red during total eclipse, if you’re not into the whole doomsday thing.
Why you should dance under it: because there’s something particularly heathen about combining the words “dance,” “blood,” and “moon,” especially when it could be the end of times.
What it is: when you bare your dancer bootie!
Happy moon dances!