Rare New Year's Eve 'blue moon' to ring in 2010

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  1. GekiDan

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    LOS ANGELES – Once in a blue moon there is one on New Year's Eve. Revelers ringing in 2010 will be treated to a so-called blue moon. 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 of our closest celestial neighbor.

    A full moon occurred on Dec. 2. It will appear again on Thursday in time for the New Year's countdown.

    "If you're in Times Square, you'll see the full moon right above you. It's going to be that brilliant," said Jack Horkheimer, director emeritus of the Miami Space Transit Planetarium and host of a weekly astronomy TV show.

    The New Year's Eve blue moon will be visible in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and Africa. For partygoers in Australia and Asia, the full moon does not show up until New Year's Day, making January a blue moon month for them.

    Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091230/ap_on_sc/us_sci_blue_moon

    I'll be waiting for this one to come.:D
     
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    That's exciting GekiDan, thanks for sharing that with us. I'll be watching out for it. Hopefully there won't be too much cloud cover, and we will get to see it.
     
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    Blue Moon is expected to be on sight this evening. I might get lucky seeing this one later...
    Unless clouds became a big nuisance. :(
     
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    I've seen it and it looked beautiful. Thanks for alerting us to it, I wouldn't have known about it otherwise and it gave me something to tell people about, when I met them yesterday evening.
     
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    Yeap I saw it too. Quite cool on new years, and very rare I believe.
     
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    Yup very rare.
    But unluckily, I haven't seen it.... :(
     
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    yeah ..I have also saw it ..IN INDIA and that too on 31st dec night...I was not aware of this astronomical event..But was lucky to witness the rare phenomena and capture the beauty in my eyes....:)
     

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