Friday, January 1, 2010

Blue Moon

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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.

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8 comments:

Trish said...

Nice!!

Happy New Year!

Gloria said...

Excellant even without a tripod!

Ninny said...

Rarities like the new moon partial eclipse on New Year's Eve...no 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.

Liz

Anonymous said...

Outstanding photos. As always.
D.

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.
Zoolander

Arvay said...

We like tha MOOOOOON!