This is my end of the year shout out to the many "friends" I have never been in the same room with but who have inspired, amused, comforted, encouraged, and touched me in so many ways. I love you people!! You know who you are!!! Here's to another year together HAPPY NEW YEAR!! ...... Yes I had to Share ♥ ... You are All Too Awesome !!! (((~♥~))) xox

edit by me: I have been utterly blessed since stepping into the internet in 1999/2000. I have met, yet never met, so many wonderful, creative, and inspirational people! Some I've had the sheer joy of meeting in Real Life since, and some RL peeps from my distant past I have had the joy of reconnecting with! I feel incredibly fortunate!

Thankyou to ALL of you! ♥

leelastarsky: (new year birds)
( Jan. 1st, 2011 01:58 am)
Happy New Year! 

Very happy to see the back of 2010.  Here's hoping 2011 is kind!
leelastarsky: (new year birds)
( Jan. 1st, 2010 11:10 am)
Well, an auspicious end to 2009 and start to 2010! 

courtesy of
BLUE MOON ON NEW YEAR'S EVE: Believe it or not, tonight's full Moon is a "Blue Moon." It's the second full Moon this month and the first Blue Moon to fall on New Year's Eve in nearly 20 years. Sounds like a rare excuse for a party... There's more. In Europe, Africa and Asia, the Blue Moon will dip into Earth's shadow for a partial lunar eclipse. At maximum eclipse, around 19:24 Universal Time, approximately 8% of the Moon will be darkly shadowed: animated preview.

Blue Moons are rare (once every 2.5 years). Blue Moons on New Year's Eve are rarer still (once every 19 years). How rare is a lunar eclipse of a Blue Moon on New Year's Eve?

A search of NASA's Five Millennium Catalogue of Lunar Eclipses provides an approximate answer. In the next 1000 years, Blue Moons on New Year's Eve will be eclipsed only 11 times (once every 91 years). A year of special note is 2848 when there will be two lunar eclipses in December--on Dec. 1st and Dec. 31st. Such a double-Blue Moon-lunar eclipse ending on New Year's Eve appears to be a millennium-level event. That's rare.

Go outside and enjoy the moonlight!

And what a beautiful Blue Moon it was!  Fortunately we got to see it rise, just before it was overwhelmed by dark, dark storm clouds! 

(please excuse crap photo taken with mobile phone.)

After a day of sweltering high 30s, the storm came in about 9pm.  You can see it overhead in the photo.  Then we had delicious torrential rain till 1am!  Mmmm, rain!  :~) 

So here's to a good 2010! May it be as magical as the once-in-a-millennium-Blue-Moon-with-Lunar-Eclipse-at-New-Year that welcomed it in!

(missed seeing the eclipse part myself thanks to storm.  Doh!)

leelastarsky: (Congratulations)
( Jan. 1st, 2009 01:57 am)
Happy New Year, dearest flist!


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