Friday, January 1, 2010

Blue Moon


New Year's Eve was truly a once in a lifetime event. On December 31, 2009 there was a full moon. It wasn't just any only full moon, it was a Blue Moon.

A blue moon is when there is more than one full moon in a calendar month. This occurs about every two and a half years. This blue moon happened on New Years Eve, which occurs approximately every 19 years, the last time being in 1990.

Even more rare though, there was a partial eclipse of a blue moon on New Year's Eve. This is an even that occurs only about once every 91 years.

This is a photo I took of the partial eclipse of the New Year's Eve blue moon taken from Shore Ave in Kotzebue. I didn't have my tripod with me so this photo was hand held. It was taken at 10:27am 12/31/09.



Trish said...


Happy New Year!

Gloria said...

Excellant even without a tripod!

Ninny said...

Rarities like the new moon partial eclipse on New Year's wonder I felt like a crazed zombie from a Hollywood movie! Good thing I stayed home that night, because others were probably worse than me, LOL! Thanks for capturing this event so beautifully for us.


Anonymous said...

Outstanding photos. As always.

Jumpa said...

zorro = nice job on a hand held. was clear here also and had a good time burning pixels that night. Smilin for your day.

Dean said...

Beautiful handwork Cathy

Anonymous said...

It was a nice day all together got to say i propsed once in a blue moon during the fireworks. Was lucky enough she said yes. Always enjoy your pictures.

Arvay said...

We like tha MOOOOOON!