Great astrophotographies – January 2010

When I was at the Dublin Institute of Technology to complete my Bachelor of Arts in International Business and languages I learned an English expression about rare events : “Once in a blue moon. ”

It seems that this expression has an astronomical origin as it is the second full moon in the same calendar month, an event that occurs every two years and a half or so.

The latest blue moon took place December 31st 2009, thus ending the International Year of Astronomy in a beautiful way.

Here is my selection for this month :

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