Friday, 1 January 2010

SkyWatch Friday Season 4 Episode 25 Blue moon

December 31st 2009 saw a blue moon.
The last New Year's Eve blue moon was in 1990.
There will not be another until 2028.
However you welcomed in the New Year - or even if you didn't - I wish you all a Peaceful, Healthy and Happy 2010!
Thank you to the Skywatch team for their dedication to this meme. To see more skies from around the world please click here.


  1. I love your blue moon shots. Great shots of the blue moon.
    We had clouds and rain last night so we couldn't see the moon.

  2. What a shame Eileen but thank you. The clouds were scudding so quickly across our sky that we were lucky to get any shots at all!

  3. These are great moon shots! I missed seeing the blue moon last night, and this is the only one I've seen posted. Thanks for showing it. Happy New Year!

  4. Thank you Carol - my pleasure :-)

  5. Thanks for the beautiful blue moon shots and the education. Happy New Year!

  6. Great moon shots, the sort I have been trying to capture for ages! What camera and setting are you using, I wonder....

  7. Thankyou for sharing these lovely photo's Janice. Very best New Year wishes to you, Barry and the family, from Sylvia, John and Jack.

  8. Thanks for the blue moon shots. I ignored it all and now am sorry. :D

    Happy New Year.

  9. This is the first photo of a blue moon I've ever seen--fantastic shot! We had clouds covering the sky last night, so didn't see it. Thanks for sharing it! Happy New Year.

  10. Pamela - thank you:-)
    Margaret - Barry took these through the glass roof of the conservatory (it was COLD outside!)
    He used his Canon EOS 5D MkII
    The first shot was 1/100 sec at f5.6 ISO 3200 with a 300 mm lens f4 with 1.4 extender. Shots 2 and 3 were 1/13 sec at f5.6 ISO 3200 with a 420 mm lens f4L with 1.4 extender. The last one was the same but for 1/60 sec exposure. Hope that makes sense - me, I just point, shoot and hope for the best ;-)
    Sylvia - thank you! I hope you and John have a happy and healthy New Year and that Jack's skin has cleared up, poor little dog!

  11. Lynn, Pat - thank you! Happy 2010 to you as well.

  12. Fantastic shots of the moon.
    Wish you Happy & Prosperous New Year.

  13. Wonderful photos of the Blue Moon. It was cloudy here too so I didn't get any shots nearly as clear as yours! Thanks for sharing ;-)

    May the new decade bring you and yours joyful opportunities and experiences!
    Hugs and blessings,

  14. We couldn't see the moon for heavy snow fall last night. I love your shots, the first one really is blue. Happy New Year Janice.

  15. Awesome blue moon pictures. No bad for me, I wanted to take pictures, as well, but rain and clouds fill the skies here. Have a Happy New Year, and thanks for sharing.

  16. Rajesh, storyteller - thank you.
    Chris - thank you. I hope you're not completely snowbound. It looks beautiful but can be a nuisance.
    Ivon - thank you. Bad luck about the rain and clouds - we've had plenty of those too :-)

  17. Beautiful moon shots Janice. I did see it around 3.30am - stunning!
    Happy New Year to you and all your family.

  18. Thank you Elcmae - the compliments of the season to you and yours, too :-)


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