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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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Calvin Hall,
Palmer, Alaska.
Dec. 31, 2009
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Beautiful "Blue Moon" partial eclipse just before sunrise over the Alaska Range.

Xiang Zhan,
Beijing Planetarium, Beijing, China
Dec. 31, 2009
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I took this picture in Beijing Planetarium, Beijing, China. The umbral magnitude was only 0.0763, but the shadow of the Earth was bigger than I thought. This picture shows the maximum eclipse, in 3:22 am of Jan. 1, 2010 in local time.

P-M Hedén,
Täby, Sweden
Dec. 31, 2009
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I didn´t think I could see the partial lunareclipse because of snowfall but I was wrong! Even though we had heavy snowfall we could enjoy the moon. 20mm Sigma and Canon 450D

Mohamad Soltanolkottabi,
Esfahan, Iran
Dec. 31, 2009
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I photographed The partial Lunar eclipse in ancient Naghsh-e-Jahan square.

Tunç Tezel,
Bursa, Turkey
Dec. 31, 2009
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I observed the partial Lunar eclipse from the rooftop op our apartment block in Bursa, Turkey. There were very high, thin clouds and serious turbulence because of southwesterly winds, which brought warm Mediterranean air. It was 15 degrees C and I did not need a coat. The clouds intensified the penumbra's appearance during the eclipse. First is the souvenir shot of the eclipse. This is at maximum, 2122 local time (GMT+2), through an 8" Meade SCT. Canon EOS 5D at ISO 400, 1/250 seconds. These colourful coronae appeared and disappeared with the passing high clouds. Using a 24 mm f/1.4 lens at f/4, and with exposures of 4, 1.6, 0.6, 1/4, 1/10, 1/25, 1/60, 1/160, 1/400 and 1/1000 seconds at ISO 400, I prepared this heavily processed picture of the scenery at mid-eclipse, to match how it looked to unaided eyes.

Jens Hackmann,
Weikersheim, southern Germany
Dec. 31, 2009
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A partial moon eclipse occured at 31st december 2009. In southern Germany, the weather was bad, but sometimes you could have a glimpse through the clouds. December's blue moon was really blue because an aureole occured around the moon. Shot with a Canon dSLR with a zoom lens at a focal length of 400 mm.