Halloween 2020 will feature rare blue moon and daylight saving time

Katie Ramirez
September 20, 2020

"After the blue moon on October 31, 2020, trick-or-treaters will need to wait until 2039 to see the next blue moon on Halloween", AccuWeather meteorologist Brian Lada said.

The month of October boasts not one, but two full moons. And the next "calendrical" blue moon - the second full moon in a month - will appear August 30, 2023, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac website. The phrase refers to the time when a second full moon occurs in one month.

According to a Daily Mail, the rare Blue moon will be visible for anyone in all time zones.

Halloween 2020 is going to be very special for sky gazers as this year, a blue moon will rise in the skies. Blue moons usually occur every 2 and a half to 3 years, and a blue moon will fall on Halloween about every 19 years.

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While there's a good chance October's blue moon won't actually appear blue for us Earth dwellers down below, it doesn't mean it's completely impossible.

In celestial phenomena, this year also saw two supermoons and Comet Neowise which is only seen every 6,800 years.

Everyone in North and South America is expected to have a glimpse of the Blue moon this Halloween, as well as people from India, other parts of Asia, as well as in Europe. It motivated the expression "once in a blue moon..."

The term can likewise describe the third of four full moons in a single season - between a solstice and equinox.

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