I am informed by Jason Bradbury of Gadget Show fame that tonight is not just a Full moon but it's also a Blue Moon, the rare occurence that gives rise to the phrase 'once in a blue moon'.
And...!!! Not only, but also a partial lunar eclipse . It happened at 19.25 UT over Europe, Asia and Africa
Blue moon has nothing to do with its blueness. It is, however the second full moon of December (the first was on the 2nd).
I had a lovely clear sky and saw it from beginning to end (its pretty well over now).
Take a look here for more - http://spaceweather.com/ (select December 31st 2009 if you are looking from tomorrow).
Happy New Decade to you all.
Still a shadow in the bottom right, cloudy here but moon is bright enough to push through the cloud
**cough** pity you didn't read my BATS column in The Post, I wrote about this event a month ago
About a month ago I was recovering from being assaulted at work, the moon wasn't really top of my priorities (or the post)
|Subject: BLUE MOON!|
Posted Jan 1, 2010 by Deke
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All that I saw of it was a bright light glowing through the clouds. It was still bright enough to cast illuminate the back garden though.
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