The first full moon of October is the harvest moon on October 1, and the second full moon will be on October 31. That’s right: the full moon on Halloween.
Although the moon will not actually appear blue, the second full moon in a month usually turns into a blue moon. It happens every 2.5 to three years, or “once in the blue moon.”
Previously, a blue moon was known as the third or fourth full moon In the same season.
Generally, the next moon after the lunar month is known as the hunter’s moon – when hunters use the moonlight to hunt and prepare for winter.
While a blue moon seems rare, a full moon on a Halloween in the time zone is even rarer – an event that hasn’t happened since 1944.
However, every 19 years there is a full moon in some time zones, so you can expect a full Halloween moon again in 2039, 2058, 2077 and 2096.
The full Halloween moon falls on October 31 at 10:49 a.m. ET. Will climb – which explains why the moon will appear in all zones. This is also the last day of daylight saving time, so set your clock one hour earlier on November 1 at 2am.
Make way for Mars
It’s actually Tuesday, October 6 at 10:18 a.m. ET. Will reach its closest approach to Earth.
Mars will be 38,586,816 miles from Earth — Yes, it is close to Mars – And it won’t be that close again until 2035.