Red Blue Moon

The International Year of Astronomy 2009 is almost over. It has been a busy year full of events the world over. If you've not yet taken part in a global event, you still have chance on New Year's Eve when the Moon will be full.

The Moon is full every moon-th but this will be the second full Moon of this calendar month. This doesn't happen too often and is commonly named a Blue Moon. "Blue" is just the name for it and the Moon won't actually turn that shade. In fact, if anything, the Moon may actually go slightly red tomorrow night because there will also be a partial eclipse visible from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and bits of Canada. Greatest eclipse will be at 19:22 UT.

Join people around the world taking a Blue Moon Walk, look up, observe the Moon and welcome in 2010.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Wednesday 30th Dec 2009 (13:47 GMT) | Permalink
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