This gives 13 full moons instead of the usual 12 this year.
The Red Planet made its closest approach to Earth in early October, and it is still shining brightly in the night sky.
The first full moon of October was the harvest moon on October 1, and the second is the very rare Halloween blue hunting moon.
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 explain why the moon will appear in time zones.
We get it; This is a strange weekend. It’s been a year of epidemics, there’s a full moon on Halloween and the next day the time changes – and Tuesday is U.S. Election Day.
Each month of 2020 brings its own surprises, comparable to the comparative zombie game “Well, I didn’t see it coming.”
To help you stay calm and keep up, we offer stargazing tips. Check out this Saturday to see the full moon and Mars and indulge in the wonders of the night sky.