Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Once Upon a Blue Moon..."




...a New Year and a new decade will arrive.

"The last day of 2009 is a doozy --
triply auspicious.
Not only is it the eve of a new year,
a new decade no less,
there will be a full moon,
a lunar eclipse
and
a blue moon to boot.
When a month is graced with two full moons,
the second one is called a blue moon."
Source: Donna Henes...Huffington Post

"The New Year's Eve blue moon will be visible
in the United States, Canada,
Europe, South America and Africa.
For party goers in Australia and Asia,
the full moon does not show up until New Year's Day,
making January
a blue moon month for them.
However,
the Eastern Hemisphere can celebrate
with a partial lunar eclipse on New Year's Eve
when part of the moon enters the Earth's shadow.
The eclipse
will not be visible in the Americas."
Source: Associated Press

Wherever you may celebrate this New Year's Eve
enjoy yourself, be safe,
and
maybe take a moment
to just glance up at the last full moon
of this decade...
and simply
smile at her universal beauty.
:)

11 comments:

Pippa said...

A very beautiful New Year wished to you and your loved ones, Margaret! (hugs)

Shirley said...

Your watercolor paintings are soooo beautiful. You've created a fabulous mood.

RHCarpenter said...

I hope you are over your bad cold. I've been catching up on your latest posts and they are all so beautiful! Happy 2010 to you and your's and I hope the blue moon brings you much luck!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

We will all be looking at the same blue moon. I will be thinking about my blogger buddies as we usher in the New Year. Happy Healthy Creative New Year.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Jan L:)

Jules said...

Luverley stuff! 'Appy Noo Year to you!!

PAK ART said...

I have always thought your art was beautiful, intricate, detailed and filled with such beautiful colors....you should see it now on my new computer monitor! I had no idea how much I was missing with my old one - all the pictures are brighter and the color is more true. I feel like I just got new glasses!

marianne said...

Beautiful Moons Margaret! I LOVE MOONS!!!
We will share the moon tonight. And today on my blog.
Have a wonderful New years eve!!

Hugs
>M<

Teri C said...

Just simply beautiful!!!!
I look forward to your creations in 2010.

HNY

Lynn said...

I marvel as always at your art!
I so look forward to see what you create in 2010! Happy New YEAR dear friend.

Dan Kent said...

Your watercolors have the most beautiful rich colors..they seem lit by a blue moon. Happy New Year!