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Blue moon / HAPPY 2010

Blue moon / HAPPY 2010
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-31
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The Moon [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-31 8:22
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends,
A fresh Blue Moon photo from today
You may say what is a Blue Moon? When a month has two full moons, the second one is called a "blue moon".
Here our Blue Moon is also the last full moon of 2009

Moon Phases, December 2009
Full Moon – December 2
Full Moon – December 31

I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. Hope 2010 will bring you lots of happiness.

Yeni yiliniz kutlu olsun, Mutlu Yillar

*A lunar month takes 29.53 days. This is the amount of time it takes for the Moon to complete a cycle through all the phases, from new moon to full moon and then back to new moon again. This is very close to the length of a month in the Western calendar, which usually have 30 or 31 days. Every month usually has one of each of the phases. So a typical month will have a new moon, first quarter, full moon and last quarter moon. But every now and then, a month will have two of the same phases. When a month has two full moons, the second one is called a "blue moon".

Blue moons are rare, and that's where the phrase comes from, "once in a blue moon". How rare? They always happen once every 2-3 years (2.72 years, to be exact). It's this second moon in the month that's considered the blue moon.

Does the blue moon actually turn blue? No. A blue moon is exactly the same color as a regular full moon – yellow.

The Moon can turn blue when there's a certain amount of dust or pollution in the air. The extra dust scatters blue light, making the Moon appear more blue. For example, the Moon appeared blue across the entire Earth for about 2 years after the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883.

Here is a list of upcoming blue moons:

* December 31, 2009
* August 31, 2012
* July 31, 2015
*Source: http://www.universetoday.com/guide-to-space/the-moon/blue-moon/

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unbelievable , but I shoot this full moon all that hour from my balcony!
hello Selen,
just beautiful and grate photo, perfect for last for the year!
Wish you all the best for the new year!
best regards

hello Selen,
Hope you'll be fine. Nice to meet you as I think we are meeting for the first time. The full moon shot is undoubtedly very exceptional but exceptionally still was the note which I was compelled to save in Microsoft Word, it was so good. But this does not mean your real effort has gone waste, it has not, for it was your moon which brought me here.What else to say, thanks for sharing....wish you a happy new year...warmest regards/Abid

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-31 8:35]

Hi Selen. I have never tried to take a picture of the moon something i must do. Your picture makes it look so close. Good detail. TFS.with interesting notes.

A Happy New Year to you and your famiy my friend.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-31 8:51]

Hello Selen,
I've read it in the newspapers. Special this 'blue moon'. Good idea to use a photo of this event for this special occasion. We got only thick clouds here, so we can't enjoy it. But thanks to you I can see it's true.
Whishing you and your family all the best for 2010,

Merhaba Selen,
Enteresan bilgi ve "Mavi Ay" icin tesekkurler dostum, ben de en iyi dileklerimle Yeni Yilini Kutluyorum.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-31 8:56]

Merhaba Selen,
Olağanüstü bir görüntü, bu nedenle yıl sonunda!
Bir başka muhteşem kompozisyonu, 2009 yılında sonuncusu. Sizi Kasım 2010 yılında güzel resimler ve yorumlar ile hoş görünüyorsun.
Tüm kalbimle size ve ailenize çok ne kadar başarılı bir yıl birkaç saat geliyor dileriz.
Benim fotoğraf yapmış olduğunuz güzel yorumlar ziyaret ettiğiniz için teşekkür ederiz.
En iyi düşünceler,

Dear TN friend, I wish you a happy new year, love and peace,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-31 10:00]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Çok kaliteli bir dolunay fotografı olmuş.Verdiğiniz bilgiler de çok ilginç.Demek mavi ay dedikleri buymuş:)
Yeni Yılın size ve ailenize şans,huzur,sağlık ve başarılar getirmesini diyiyorum.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık..

Hallo Selen
Last night on the news they also mentioned the blue moon, and here I see your photograph of the beautiful moon. It is really pretty. I once tried to capture the moon and the stars but all I could see on the screen was a mixture of non-focused haziness and something I thought was the moon. Your image is clear and the moon is seen beautifully. The composition is great and the contrast between black and white a perfect match. Thanks also for the very interesting note that accompanied this image. The explanation of the "blue moon" is much appreciated. Thanks for sharing. I wish you and your family the all of the best, which you so well deserve. May you have a wonderful photographic year in 2010. Best regards.

One of the best moon images I have ever seen, Selen.
Wish you too a Happy New Year!

Merhaba Selen, fantastic moon, splendid exposure and excellent sharpness, very well done, Happy New Year 2010, ciao Silvio

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-01-01 14:03]

Lovely Blue moon indeed, Selen (SelenE).

And, of course, Selene, was the Greek Mythology Moon Goddess....

Happy 2010!


Well done Selen!
Best wishes for a Happy New Year :)

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2010-02-05 12:25]

Hi Selen!

I've seen many moon shots so far, have taken some too, but here is one that looks alright plus has some very very interesting info along too! I didn't expect anything new from a moon post but here's the surprise :)
Thanks for takin' and for teaching too ;)

Best regards,

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