Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year Blue Moon

Last night before I went to sleep, I cranked open the window for a little fresh air.  My eyes glimpsed the sight of the nearly full moon on the snowy white landscape and it was absolutely breathtaking!  I wish you could have seen it.  It was an eerie yet glowing, inviting light that made me want to go for a walk just then.  I should have.  I hope you saw it, but if you didn't, I hope you'll take a little time tonight to look at the New Year's Eve Blue Moon which won't happen again until 2029.  Did you know, however, that blue moons do come around more often than every 19 years?  The next blue moon happens in 2012.  A blue moon simply means that there are two full moons in one month.  The kids and I have been observing the moon and blue moons together for many years and  have always taken note of them in our nature journals.

Yesterday our pastor came by the coffee shop where my Only Daughter works and said, "Hey, did you know that there will be a blue moon on New Year's Eve?  Blue Moons only come around once in a lifetime, you know."

My smart lil girl knew better than that since her family is devoted to sky watching and nature study so she replied, "I'm sorry Pastor, but you're facts are wrong on that.  I've seen a few blue moons in my life and I'm only 23." 

To her retort the pastor remarked with a grin, "Well, you home schooled kids think you're so smart!"

Smart?  Well, let's just say... observant!

Happy New Year Blue Moon!

One in a New Year Blue Moon article

I'm going get my camera out for a NYBM picture tonight and I'll post it here if I get it.  Cross your fingers!


  1. We're cloudy and rainy here today so I don't know if I'll get a chance to catch the Blue Moon tonight! I thought a Blue moon was when there was an extra full moon in any given year? I'll have to read up on it...
    A very Happy New Year to you and yours!

  2. I saw it! I took some pictures but they are not as beautiful as the blue moon.

  3. I just walked outside to gaze up at it. It's clear here and I saw a ring aound the moon. I can't wait to see your pics, Jody.

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

  4. Last night the moon here was gorgeous! It wasn't blue, but the clouds were drifting back and forth across the full moon as they turned from orangey to pale and the sky from blue to black. I tried to take pictures! We were all outside looking....

  5. The moon was stunning but I imagin on your ranch it was really stunning xoxoxo Clarice

  6. I am so sad. We looked for the moon last night but it had been cloudy and yucky all day and we could see nothing but clouds. No moon. :( I can't wait to see your pictures.

    Happy New Year!!!!!!

  7. What a beautiful moon Jody. We weren't so fortunate to see it here in England. I'll look out for it in 2012 though :)
    Ann x


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