Sunday, January 31, 2010
Blue Moon from Hot Earth
It was also a "Blue" Moon, the second full Moon of the Month. This year, we will have a second "Blue" Moon in March.
Based on yr Friday post, I went out on saturday night, looked up, took some pics and said 'thats pretty' ;-)
But according to the best data I can find the two blue moons would have been in Dec 2009 Dec2 & 31 according to:
Could it be that you are confusing 'New Years Eve - Dec31' with January 2010?
Even with your suggestions for extended definiton of BLUE (ie two of any interesting phase in the same calendar month) I can't find justification for your claim of a blue moon on Jan 31.
DEC. 31 19:13 UT is JAN. 1 5:13 AEST.
The whole UT vs Local time is confusing, and lots of Astronomical events are given as UT, but then you have to remember to convert to you local time (+/- daylight Saving time).
I should do a post on that someday (referring back to the SA Science Communicators thing)
Have updated my post to reflect your added wisdom and my enlarged understanding.