New Year’s Blue Moon

By | December 30, 2009

We have a New Year’s Blue Moon. And there’s powder snow at Alta. Not too shabby, eh? I heard this story on NPR this morning on my way to the office:

A Blue Moon is a full moon that is not timed to the regular monthly pattern, and results in two full moons in one lunar cycle. It happens once on average about every 2.5 years. But a New Year’s Blue Moon only happens once every 19 years. The last one was in 1990, and the next will be in 2028.

Considering it’s stormy in the Wasatch…which NO ONE is complaining about…there probably won’t be too many hippies skiing the full moon tomorrow night. But keep this rarity in mind during the celebration.

Happy New Year!

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