Partial Lunar Eclipse on December 31, 2009: Happy New Year!

For the first time in 353 years we have observed an eclipse of the moon on New Year's Eve, happily ending the International Year of Astronomy 2009. Since it was a partial eclipse, the moon was never becoming totally immersed. One of the EUHOU teachers' took this picture, a gift for a Happy New Year 2010 !!

Moon Eclipse 2009, December 31st