M104 Sombrero Galaxy

Friday, January 1, 2010

The Blue Moon Lunar eclipse of December 2009

My good friend Divyadarshan Purohit, with the Planetarium in Vadodara India (north of Mumbai in Gujarat), has sent me images of the eclipse that ended 2009.

See additional images from him at page.

"Blue Moon" does not refer to the color of the Moon, but to the rarity of the occurrence of an extra full moon in a season or year.

See also the Wiki articles: December_2009_lunar_eclipse and Blue_moon