Happy New Year!
This New Year’s eve is not only a Full Moon, but a Blue Moon. What does that mean? It means that there are two full moons this month. When that happens, the second full moon is called a blue moon. It happens infrequently, which is why we refer to something rare as happening once in a blue moon. The last blue moon was in 2007.
Click to read more about Blue Moons.
January is named for Janus, the Roman god of doorways and gates, beginnings and endings. Janus has 2 faces and can see the past and future simultaneously.
Click here to read more about Janus.
Click here to read my New Year’s Resolutions post from 2009.
Click here to read about New Year’s traditions from around the world.
A few ways to celebrate the New Year:
Fireworks at the Space Needle! Seattle’s Space Needle will host the West Coast’s version of New York’s Time Square as more than 50,000 people gather below to watch the Fireworks shoot across the mid-night sky.
This year’s New Year’s Eve concert at St James Cathedral will be a performance of the Roman Choral Fireworks by Handel. It starts at 11pm and my buddy Kimmie’s husband is one of the musicians.
Jan 1 at noon is the Polar Bear Plunge at Burien’s Three Tree Point.
EMP’s Indulgence 2010 SeattleBash features a variety of live music, comedy and dancing for the 21 and over crowd.
Tacoma hosts a New Year’s Eve festival; a family-friendly, alcohol-free bash called First Night.
What will you be doing?
Funny… I’ve played the Blue Moon on New Year’s Eve last year.
Did you play anywhere this New Years Eve? We are both enjoying your latest cd!
Sorry, Mercury News appears to have removed the article. They may only keep their links up to date for 6 months. The Farmers Almanac has an article that you might like: http://www.farmersalmanac.com/astronomy/2009/12/28/once-in-a-blue-new-years-eve/