The second full moon
New Year's eve this year is a blue moon; we've already had one on December 2. But it's even more nifty than that. First, while a blue moon occurs about every 2 and a half years, we haven't had one on New Year's Eve since 1990.
For those of us in most of Europe, Africa, Asia or Australia, the New Year's blue moon will also partially eclipse; lucky viewers will see a noticeable darker edge along the moon's full disk.
So when you're making your resolutions, and drinking that sparkling wine, give a thought to going outside for a moment, and admiring our lovely satellite in all her glory. May 2010 be a year of peace, beauty, and abundance for all of us.