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A ‘BLUE MOON’ FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE

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Posted by abeodbart December 31, 2009 at 10:10 pm

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“Anyone hoping for something special in 2010 will get started on the right foot: a rare blue moon will grace the skies New Year’s Eve, an event that happens only once every 19 years.

Blue moons aren’t really blue. They’re second full moons that fall within a single calendar month. At 29.5 days, the lunar cycle is slightly shorter than the typical month, which puts a second full moon on a monthly calendar every 2.5 years.

The double full moon can occur in any month, except February, which is too short. The last time it happened on New Year’s Eve was in 1990. The next one won’t be until 2028.”

Read more at Discovery News

COMMENTS
December 31, 2009 at 10:12 pm
Diane Brown says:

YES!! I see that moon now….it’s very nice!!! :D

★[̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅]★[̲̅̅N̲̅][̲̅̅E̲̅][̲̅̅W̲̅]★[̲̅̅Y̲̅][̲̅̅E̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅R̲̅]★ To all at BT!!


December 31, 2009 at 10:17 pm
verus says:

And it’s a perfect evening to go out and admire it. No need for expensive outdoor lighting this evening! Merry new year all x


December 31, 2009 at 10:17 pm
Emma says:

Wicked! A reason to enjoy New Years Eve, a rare and beautiful moon! :-)


December 31, 2009 at 10:27 pm
Miss Dire Exscion says:

Bit late – you missed the eclipse of the “blue moon” which was earlier this evening.

Also, strictly speaking, it’s not a blue moon – the two full-moons in a calendar month was a misinterpretation of the Farmer’s Almanac, in which a blue moon is the fourth full moon in a season.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_moon

But it is the 13th full moon of the year, which makes it fairly unusual.


December 31, 2009 at 10:28 pm
Nicole says:

Its beautiful outside :) The mountain top is all snowy, the moon is making it almost luminous!
x


December 31, 2009 at 11:21 pm
roz says:

of course we up here in maine started it all. :)


December 31, 2009 at 11:26 pm
Jess xxx says:

A rare moon phase, and an end to this relatively rubbish year….

Happy New Year, everybody! (Three months until I see Enigma; result! :D)


December 31, 2009 at 11:41 pm
ReliegiousMarie says:

I LOVE blue Moons….!!

xxx Here’s hoping for a HaPpY and special NeW YeAR xxx
:-)


January 1, 2010 at 12:46 am

I saw a lovely full moon this evening but it didn’t look too blue to my imperfect eyesight, although it was so frigging cold I’m not surprised if it was blue! (sorry, crap joke……)

Want to wish everyone blog-related, including the lovely Derren, a wonderfully, fantastic New Year!!
Oh and only 50 odd days to go until Crawley!! :D

LC x


January 1, 2010 at 8:36 am
JMFTheVCI says:

Saw this moon early this morning. Crystal clear and bright. Wonderful.


January 1, 2010 at 11:29 am
zo says:

Oh thats wat it was


January 1, 2010 at 11:29 am
Melanie Vogel says:

Ahh! I missed it! But still lovely to know that the New Year started ‘special’. Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year 2010 xxx


January 1, 2010 at 9:46 pm
Jess xxx says:

WOAH! Blue Moon lasted longer than I thought it would. Looked up at the moon tonight, and it’s HUGE. Bright gold aswell. Absolutely beautiful…


January 2, 2010 at 9:42 am
Goatgirl says:

Ah, now I understand why I had two periods in the month of December!

Remember….”we are a virus in shoes” : )


January 2, 2010 at 7:37 pm
Philly says:

I think the moon was the only thing I remember from New Years ^_^


January 3, 2010 at 9:30 am
Navarken says:

Whata a pity! in Chile we had only a big round yellow moon like a cookie. But beautyfull fireworks anyway. Feli2 año nuevo!


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