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Dec. 31, 2009
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  Summary: This was the rarest of all eclipses--a lunar eclipse of a Blue Moon on New Year's Eve. Such an event happens only 11 times per millennium, according to NASA's Five Millennium Catalogue of Lunar Eclipses. The 8% partial eclipse was visible from Europe, Asia, Africa and parts of Alaska.
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Anthony Ayiomamitis,
Northeastern outskirts of Athens, Greece
Dec. 31, 2009
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We were very fortunate to have relatively very good conditions for this evening's partial lunar eclipse and which was a great way to end the year, the decade as well as IYA 2009. Although the depth was only 8%, the moon's partial entry into the umbral shadow was quite obvious both naked eye as well as through the telescope at high power. The attached time series with exposures spaced 30 minutes apart documents the moon's entry into the penumbra and umbra as well as its consequent exit. For further details, please see . Best wishes for the New Year filled with health and prosperity! Anthony.

Dave Parkhurst,
Knik Arm/Cook Inlet
Dec. 31, 2009
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The skies over Alaska were crystal clear this morning & afforded countless onlookers a nice view of the partial lunar eclipse for the blue moon of December 2009. It was a nice way to start the last day of the year.

Denis Joye,
St-Petersburg, Russia
Dec. 31, 2009

last year moon eclipse captured from St-Petersburg (Russia) over St-Vladimir church

Jean-Paul Roux,
Dec. 31, 2009
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Image of the 31 december 2009 lunar eclipse taken from Saint Bonnet de Mure (France) through nice clouds. technical information : Televue TV76 equiped of 0.8X corrector with a Canon 40D refiltred with Baader filter on a photographic tripod. This image is composed of two different exposure times. Happy new year!

Bruce Chandler,
Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Dec. 31, 2009

The eclipse started in Anchorage as the moon was setting at daybreak, ~ 9:45 am local time.

Photo details: Nikon D90, f9.5, 1/60, iso 200

Andrew Wall,
30km West of Blanchetown, South Australia
Dec. 31, 2009

Photo details: Canon 400D and 80mm Refractor on a tripod.

This was taken on the 1st January, 2010, Australia-time

more images: from Aymen Ibrahem of Cairo, Egypt; from Azhy Hasan of Erbil city, Kurdistan region, Iraq; from Pornchai Pop of the Thai Astronomical Society, Bangkok, Thailand; from Ali A. Al-Abandi of Tarut, Saudi Arabia;