‘Once in a Blue Moon’ is this New Year’s Eve Celebration
Wherever you find yourself this New Year’s Eve, be sure to have a view of the sky.
It’ll be the final blue moon of the decade, which will mark the second full moon of the month. Meaning, this time around they affectionately call it a ‘blue moon.’ A rare occasion indeed since the last blue moon that landed on New Year’s Eve was about 19 years ago. The last time was in 1990 and the next opportunity won’t be until 2028. So be sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity, since who knows where you’ll be in another 19 years.
“If you're in Times Square, you'll see the full moon right above you. It's going to be that brilliant,” said Jack Horkheimer, director emeritus of the Miami Space Transit Planetarium and host of a weekly astronomy TV show.
Well, if you find yourself in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America or Africa this will be possible. Though, for Australia and Asia it won’t show up for you until January 1, and for the Eastern Hemisphere you’ll actually have a partial lunar eclipse on New Year’s Eve, which we’ll miss in America!
We hope all of these LUX synchronicities in nature point to even more stars aligning for this coming New Year!