Blue moon 2009 and Partial Lunar Eclipse, New Year’s :- There will be a partial eclipse of the moon on New Year’s Eve, Dec 31. Because of its timing, it will not be visible in North and South America, but will be visible over most of Europe, Africa, and Asia including some parts of Pakistan.
The eclipse could be observed between 11:52pm on Thursday to 12:54am on Friday in Pakistan.
The event will also mark the second full moon of the month in North America, thereby garnering the title of “blue moon.” Unless unusual atmospheric circumstances come into play — such as widespread dust from a volcano — the moon will not be blue, however.
Since it is a partial eclipse, the moon will just brush past the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow, never becoming totally immersed. It will, however, be deep enough into the shadow that shading and reddish color should be visible.