Thursday, January 7, 2010

SKYWATCH FRIDAY - BLUE MOON

As we all know, New Years Eve blessed us with a 'blue moon' and being as I am always late with everything, I am posting my images of it this week!


As usual I could not keep my camera totally still but somehow, in this instance, it adds to the ethereal effect (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!)
Of course a Blue Moon is not blue at all. There are various different definitions of what a blue moon actually is but the most modern one is the term used to refer to a second full moon that falls in one calendar month. There was also a partial Luna eclipse on this night but it was only visible in certain places and as far as I know Chicago was not one of them.


It was not the clearest of nights and I had to catch the moon as it dodged in and out of the clouds but what was really odd was sometimes when the moon was out of sight behind a cloud, there was still a beautiful reflection on the water.


So how long do we have to wait for the next blue moon? August 2012. And if you want another blue moon on New Years Eve? That would be in 2028!
See the skies of the world from the comfort of your own home by visiting Skywatch Friday. It is definitely worth a visit.


Photo Credits - CJT

8 comments:

April said...

What lovely pictures of the blue moon and the reflections on the water!

Martha Z said...

I like the "ethereal effect" so you don't have to appologize for the camera movement.

I bet it was cold that night in Chicago.

Me and my puppies said...

hence once in a blue moon, hoping it was a good omen for the coming year

Manang Kim said...

At last I have seen the blue moon, trying to catch it (last new years eve) but here in MI the moon didn't show up because the dark cloud is just too thick.
Very well taken..thanks for sharing!

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Serendipity said...

Beautiful, I really like the reflections :)

fickleinpink said...

a once in a blue moonwatch!


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Arija said...

Lovely shots with the reflected moonlight. Well done Celeste.

Kathiesbirds said...

Perfect Skywatch, very dreamy. Should I follow the moon path? Will it lead me to you?