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Happy New Year underneath a Blue Moon

Although my 2 year old is usually sound asleep by the 9pm on a normal night, this New Years he may be partying with the rest of us. Why? Because something that only happens in a blue moon will be on display… a BLUE MOON!

Credit: Flickr/rubber_slippers_in_italy

At first, I was thinking the moon was going to be a Cookie Monster blue color tomorrow night. But after some research, the term “blue moon” actually has nothing to do with color. It is simply the second full moon in a calendar month, something that hasn’t happened on a New Year’s Eve for nearly 20 years, NASA says. It’s really something that hasn’t happened in a blue moon.

So, this New Year’s Even, grab your kids and head outside to check out the second full moon of December. The next blue moon on New Year’s Even won’t be until 2028. Depending on where you’ll be around the world, you might also be able to catch a partial lunar eclipse. (Unfortunately, we Americans will not able to catch that piece of fun)

Let me know if you catch it because the forecast for us tomorrow is quite cloudy. Send us a picture and we’d love to share it with everyone on Trekaroo!

Happy New Year!!!

Esther Lee is a contributing author on Trekaroo – a reviews site dedicated to exploring and traveling with kids.
Travel with kids to: CA | FL | HI | MA | NY | PA | TX | VA
and now IL and WA and DC

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One Response to Happy New Year underneath a Blue Moon

  1. Rubber Slippers In Italy December 31, 2009 at 3:34 am #

    Glad to be of help for this post! I am hoping beyond hope that the skies will clear, but as of the moment, it doesn’t look like it. What we need is Superman to blow the clouds away with one big sneeze.

    Felice Anno Nuovo!

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