Saturday, January 2, 2010, 11:15 AM
It was the first time that I've seen a full moon on New Year's Eve. I thought it was nothing special until I read a Tumblr post saying that this is the second full moon of the month. The first one had come out December 2nd.
(The moon, perfect circle still, I took last night. Click for clearer view)
The second full moon of the month is called the "blue moon". I wasn't able to witness it but the full moon was said to be accompanied by an eclipse. IUCAA1 Arvind Paranjpye said: “When there are two full month in a single month the rare phenomenon is called a blue moon. This blue moon also coincides with a partial lunar eclipse and it happens to be on the last day of the International Year of Astronomy.” (Source)
I notice I had a full view of the moon on my window last night so I went out of the balcony to take photos of it. I wish I had a nicer camera so I could have a nice zoomed-outcome. I attempted pulling it nicely for about more than 50 times. Pictures below are the ones I liked.
(click for clearer view)
Picture A: I don't know how I got this effect. I think I accidentally tilted the camera. My little brother thought it was a lightning.
Picture B & C: The closest I have taken so far. The craters are kind of visible. :)
Picture D: The moon beneath the clouds.
 The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics