Blue moon over Manhattan
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Once in a blue moon there is
one on New Year's Eve. Revelers ringing in 2010 will be treated to a
so-called blue moon. According to popular definition, a blue moon is
the second full moon in a month. But don't expect it to be blue - the
name has nothing to do with the color of our closest celestial neighbor.
A full moon occurred on Dec. 2. It will appear again on Thursday in time for the New Year's countdown.