Thursday, December 31, 2009

Blue Moon


I took this picture last night when the moon was a little less than full. Yesterday and today I tried to find our why a second full moon in a month is called "blue." Turns out even calling it a blue moon is questionable for some astronomical reasons that I didn't quite get. It seems that the phrase "once in a blue moon" is much older, like 400 years, than the practice of naming a particular full moon "blue." That just compounds the mystery.
Well, we do know why tonight is called New Year's Eve. A good time to look back on 2009, evaluate how we did, especially how we grew in our relationship with God. Then no beating ourselves or patting ourselves on the back. We just let it go and look ahead to 2010 and a happy new year.
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