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Saturday, September 1, 2012
In pictures: Sports and the blue moon

By Patrick Dorsey

Adam Dunn
The White Sox's Adam Dunn tosses a ball as the blue moon hangs over Detroit's Comerica Park.

Friday's blue moon -- the last until 2015 -- saw lots of people standing, but not alone.

They were at football and soccer and baseball games throughout the nation, capturing August's second full moon and sharing their images.

Below are our favorites from Twitter, taken at stadiums around the U.S. (and the world).

Blue Moon and Baseball! South San Diego..…

— SunDiego(@father_cielo) September 1, 2012

#Princeton v WV at Roberts Stadium as the #bluemoon makes its entrance. Go #Tigers!…

— Mark A. Vasquez (@MarkAVasquez10) August 31, 2012

[Princeton, N.J.; game was against Wake Forest]

Blue moon over the Hancock football game at McAfee Field.…

— Finlandia Athletics (@fu_athletics) September 1, 2012

[Hancock, Mich.]

@spann Blue moon from the Piedmont and Cherokee County football game.…

— Trent Penny (@trentpenny) September 1, 2012

[Piedmont, Ala.]

Blue Moon rising over Spartan Stadium…

— Robin Gross (@RobinGross) September 1, 2012

[East Lansing, Mich.]

@yankees game with a blue moon...…

— PrinceofPortAuPrince (@MMERISIER) August 31, 2012

Blue moon rising over Molson Stadium. Go, Alouettes, and thank you, #neilarmstrong.…

— Heather Hiscox (@cbchh) September 1, 2012


Once in a #blue moon at the Detroit Tigers game tonight…

— Money Girl (@IntheDMoneyGirl) September 1, 2012

HARD OFF eco Stadium with bluemoon!…

— an (@chanooooon) August 31, 2012

[Niigata, Japan]

#bluemoon on the big screen and over @nationals Park…

— HokiESQ (@HokiESQ) September 1, 2012

Great photo of the Blue Moon from tonight's 2-1 men's soccer win over Greensboro. Or was it a Crimson & Gray Moon?…

— Guilford Athletics (@goquakers) September 1, 2012

[Greensboro, N.C.; photo by Zach Morgan]