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There Is Going To Be A Rare ‘Blue Moon’ On Halloween This Year To Make The Night Extra Spooky

Okay. Don’t be freaked out. There is going to be a rare ‘Blue Moon’ on Halloween this year, and I’m blaming it on 2020.

A Blue Moon happens when there are TWO full moons in one month, and it only happens once every 3-or-so years.

This means two things. (1) There is going to be a full moon on Halloween, which is spooky enough, but, (2) This full moon is happening in a year that is already plagued by viruses, murder hornets, bushfires, Saharan dust clouds, and zombie cicadas.

Most blue moons look pale gray and white, indistinguishable from any other moon you’ve ever seen. Squeezing a second full moon into a calendar month doesn’t change the physical properties of the moon itself, so the color remains the same.

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A Blue Moon on Halloween only happens about 19 times a century. The next one won’t occur until 2039. So, of course it is happening in 2020. It’s only the PERFECT year to host a very rare full moon.

This is a pretty cool year for moons. There have been TWO Super Moons in 2020. One occured in March, and one occured in April. Did you see them?

A supermoon looks larger just because it’s a bit closer to Earth and the moon looks almost fourteen times larger and 30 times brighter.

Inner Splendor

Along with the Blue Moon this Halloween, it is also the day that time changes, so Halloween will actually be 25 hours long.

Halloween is also on a Saturday, which hardly EVER happens, and is super cool for trick-or-treaters — they don’t have to get up super early for school the next day.

Of course, a ton of kids are going to be doing remote learning this year, so that’s a thing too.

2020 is just weird. I’m afraid to ask what else is going to happen this year.

Michael Moran

Sunday 6th of September 2020

This is weird I've just seen this becauae I am getting married on that day with my partner wow