Friday, January 1, 2010

Blue Moon 31st December 2009 - Maree

“May you have warm words on a cold evening,
a full moon on a dark night and
a smooth road all the way to your door.”
- Irish Blessing

Last night the "Blue Moon" rose over the horizon in a blaze of yellow and gold - it seemed to be double the size of normal full moons, and I had to wait almost an hour for it to get high enough so that I could see it over the trees. We had a flawless, windless night, with only a few clouds and bright, sparkling stars.

About an hour later I observed the partial eclipse which, in the Southern Hemisphere, was at the bottom, left corner.

Here's wishing everybody a flawless, bright and sparkling 2010!


  1. Lovely, moody sketch, Maree...wish I'd seen the eclipse, but the moon itself was glorious, just like this!

  2. Wonderful, Maree! I love it when the Moon is so large on the horizon :)
    Wow, an eclipse too!!! That's got to be real rare for the Blue Moon!!
    Grand memory you made!


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