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11 December 2009 @ 10:12 am
[life] full moon  
Incredibly cool thing about the end of the 2000s? December 31, 2009 has a blue moon. I am filled with giddy warm feelings because of this. In fact, I might have to write a short short story to celebrate it. Another thing about the end of the 2000s, though maybe not incredibly cool, is that I am struck with the need to listen to Prince "Party Like It's 1999" which I blame on the fact that as a teenager in the 1990s, especially one who graduated in 1999, I heard this a lot. No, A LOT. At least once at every dance, party, and gathering of more than a handful of people.

Growing up, I totally thought we'd have flying cars by 2010, or better yet, transporters. Or we'd be living on the moon during this upcoming glorious full moon. Like how I bring it back, there? I once threw a fantastic blue moon party. I will again.

I think this blue moon needs a name. December's moon is, what, cold moon or something like that? And January's is wolf moon. (Damn straight I know that one.) So this moon in between those should be called what? Best answer gets a prize.

I just double checked this, but fabulously, while talking about the blue moon, I realized January's full moon should be on my birthday. AND IT IS. The first full moon of 2010 is on my birthday. This could only be better if it happened in 2011, because then I'd have a full moon on my 30th birthday which is on the 30th. Sadly, it doesn't look like there's a blue moon in 2011 at all. However, August 31, 2012, blue moon. Come party with me?

I love the full moon. (Yet I don't have a full moon icon. I should remedy this. At least I have a tag for it!)
Current Mood: amusedamused
bewizeficwize on December 11th, 2009 12:29 pm (UTC)
I would call the December 31, 2009 Blue Moon the Tundra Moon. (It's sort of a blend of the two? Cold and Wolf?)

I actually will be throwing a party that night, too! Wanna come party with me? *grins*

Carla M. Leecarlamlee on December 12th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
You'll be throwing a New Year's Eve party? I totally want to come party with you, though I won't be able to afford it this year. Next time!
"That Anne Girl": Pussyfootabenn on December 11th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
Did you know that there's such a thing as a visibly blue moon? It's actually a local effect caused by dust or smoke in the atmosphere. I have seen two in my life. It's my understanding that the visibly blue moon, which is very rare but still common enough that most people get to see at least one sometime, is the real source of the phrase, "Once in a blue moon."

A blue moon on New Year's Eve has got to be an equally rare event. I'd like to call it the "hope moon", but that seems too much like a campaign icon these days. I also like "transition moon" "change moon" or "rebirth moon", although none of those are the sort of nature names used for the other moons. How about "penguin moon"? On account of how New Year's makes me think of cold, which makes me think of Antarctica, which makes me think of penguins, which makes me think about how penguins are black and white, which makes me think about the transition from the old year to the new. I mean, what the heck. Penguins should get their own moon once in a blue moon or so.

The Wikipedia entry on blue moon is interesting. According to that, there are different ways of determining which moon is the extra moon during the year. By the old Farmer's Almanac method, the upcoming full moon is not a blue moon.

Also, apparently the reason that the blue moon does not have a special name is that "blue moon" is its special name. And it's there so that the named moons, which relate to crop and animal husbandry cycles, fall at the correct times. But you knew that. :-)

What/where/exactly when are you planning for a blue moon party? I usually stay home on NYE, but I might be interested.
"That Anne Girl": Pussyfootabenn on December 11th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
Ah, Carla, I got confused as to which journal I was commenting in. While I would still be interested in your blue moon party, it would definitely be too far away... unless you're planning on holding the party online. :-)
Carla M. Leecarlamlee on December 12th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
Hee. I wondered! Though I might have to do some sort of online party now. People seem to like the idea.
Carla M. Leecarlamlee on December 12th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
I actually did not know that, but that is incredible. Thank you so much for telling me!
Lavender Joneslavenderjones on December 12th, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
It should be a Holly Moon, or a Mistletoe Moon (I like that one)... a Snow Moon would make me cry, but it might be appropriate.
Carla M. Leecarlamlee on December 12th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, Snow Moon makes me cry too, but it is so, so appropriate. That's a horror movie moon if I've ever heard of one!

(I've missed you!)