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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Rare New Year's Eve 'blue moon' to ring in 2010


Note: This is not an al Queda conspiracy, plot, plan, or attack.

Yes, we will have a blue moon on New Year's eve. There is nothing rare about this. We just need to have the previous full moon in very early December. Like on the 31 - 29.5 day of the month

Now, just so you know, there is geekish controversy regarding the definition of a blue moon.

Here ya go: "The popular definition of blue moon came about after a writer for Sky & Telescope magazine in 1946 misinterpreted the Maine Farmer's Almanac and labeled a blue moon as the second full moon in a month. In fact, the almanac defined a blue moon as the third full moon in a season with four full moons, not the usual three.

Though Sky & Telescope corrected the error decades later, the definition caught on. For purists, however, this New Year's Eve full moon doesn't even qualify as a blue moon. It's just the first full moon of the winter season."

Read that carefully. There will be a quiz soon.

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