As the dawn of New Year approaches, many countries will witness “Partial Lunar Eclipse” and “Blue Moon”.
According to the sources,North America will witness “Blue Moon” and countries like India,Nepal,Dubai,Oman,Qatar,Kuwait, Singapore, Bangladesh, Burma, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and other places in Asia will witness the ‘Partial Lunar Eclipse’ on New Year’s Eve!
‘Partial Lunar Eclipse’:
A partial lunar eclipse, “Chandra Grahan”, will take place in India between December 31, 2009 and early hours of January 1, 2010.The time of this partial eclipse time from 17:17:07 GMT to 21:28:15 GMT. The corresponding India time of the Grahan is from 22:47 hrs on December 31, 2009 to 02:58 hrs on January 1, 2010.
According to NASA, this is a partial lunar eclipse and is visible in India, Nepal, Dubai, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Singapore, Bangladesh, Burma, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and other places in Asia (eastern hemisphere).
For the first time in almost 20 years, a bright “blue moon” will grace New Year’s Eve celebrations worldwide.
If the skies are clear, revelers looking up at midnight will get an eyeful of the second full moon of the month—commonly called a blue moon. The last time a blue moon appeared on New Year’s Eve was in 1990, and it won’t happen again until 2028.
“Rising in the east at sunset, the New Year’s Eve full moon will reach its highest point at midnight.Full moons around winter solstice rise their highest for the entire year.Even if you are downtown in a large city, if it is clear at the stroke of midnight the moon will be very visible if you look up”, noted Jack Horkheimer, director of the Miami Space-Transit Planetarium and host of PBS television’s long-running show Star Gazer.
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