A Lunar Wonder

05 January 2010

Once in a blue moon, we witnessed one on New Year's Day and the day after. While having dinner January 1, 2010, we were astonished by the the sight of the great moon. I had struggles on taking pictures and wished that I have a telephoto- zoom lens.
Sweet Nothings

A "blue moon" is also used colloquially to mean "a rare event", especially in the phrase "once in a blue moon".
Sweet Nothings
Sweet Nothings
Two full moons in one month:
* 2009: December 2; December 31 (combined with a partial lunar eclipse visible in some parts of the world)
* 2012: August 2, August 31
* 2015: July 2, July 31

The next time New Year's Eve will fall on a Blue Moon (as occurred on 31 December, 2009) is after one Metonic cycle, in 2028: at that time there will be a total lunar eclipse.-source-


2009 bridged us a magnificent entry for 2010. We're very grateful for these welcoming experiences.

According to popular definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a month. But don't expect it to be blue – the name has nothing to do with the color.

9 comments:

Bambie dear ★ said...

ganda ng pagka-captured... ako din pinicture ko kaso ang liit sa cam ko.. nice!

Chris said...

great you were able to capture it! i wished i had a good lens too...

Genejosh said...

happy new year Enchie:)di ko alam na full moon pala last Dec.31..he..he..since I got here in Thailand...di na ako updated sa mga news:( calendar namin walang pics kung when mag full moon..he..he...

Enchie said...

@ Bams Thank you...

Enchie said...

@ Chris!thank you... sana matupad wishes natin :)

Enchie said...

@ Gene Happy New Year Gene!

hitesh rawat said...

now this is a rare site......nice of you to take pics and share....

Enchie said...

@hitesh thank you, i was pretty excited to share it :)

Jona said...

i've heard about this but forgot to take a look when i saw the fireworks everywhere. Happy New Year!

 
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