Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve


Click picture for better view!
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This is how we would look if we attempted to stay up to usher in the new year!
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If there is something that only happens "once in a blue moon", tonight is the night for it! (following the "Calendar" timing, not the actual correct "Seasonal" timing, but Calendar is easier to compute!)
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The following blue moons will occur between 2009 and 2015. (These dates use UTC {Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a time standard based on International Atomic Time (TAI) with leap seconds added at irregular intervals to compensate for the Earth's slowing rotation}

Seasonal -- Using the Farmers' Almanac definition of blue moon (meaning the third full moon in a season of four full moons), blue moons occur:
November 21, 2010
August 21, 2013

Calendar -- Two full moons in one month:
2009: December 2, December 31 (combined with a partial lunar eclipse in some parts of the world)
2012: August 2, August 31
2015: July 2, July 31
2028: December 31

2 comments:

mattswife1990 said...

Wow, I guess "once in a blue moon" really *does* mean very rarely!! And, the next seasonal one will be on my birthday next year!!

Enjoy your "blue moon" tonight! We're heading to church for our annual New Year's Eve party. Much easier when the youngest child in the family is 5 1/2 years old...

Amy :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Happy New Year, Becky! That cartoon is a true reflection of our New Year's Eve! I hope you have a wonderful 2010!