The Weather Blog

December 31, 2009|By Frank Roylance | Frank Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com

Clouds will likely obscure it, but there's an odd full moon set to rise over Baltimore at 4:53 p.m. EST today. Sometimes called the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule, this one is also the second full moon of the month, which has come to be called a Blue Moon. It would not qualify under an older tradition that reserved the name for the third full moon in a season with four. Earth's shadow will partially eclipse the moon beginning just before 2 p.m. EST. Alas, the eclipse won't be visible from Maryland.

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