There will be a blue Hunter's Moon this Halloween

Katie Ramirez
October 28, 2020

But beware, the Blue Moon name does not signify Earth's natural satellite will literally turn a freakish blue hue. The earliest reference to a Blue Moon as "the third full moon in a season of four full moons" was found in the Maine Farmers' Almanac, published in the late 1930s.

In most years, we only see one moon a month.

As you may already know, full moons typically occur once a month.

The second full moon in the current month, referred in western folklore as "Blue Moon" will appear in the sky on October 31. October 31, when most of the Christian world will be celebrating halloween, the sky will be engulfed with this phenomenal event that's a rarity. Like so many modern memes with little or no basis in reality, the Internet breathed new life into the idea that a Blue Moon is the second Full Moon in a month with two.

"You will not see the phenomenon of two full moons in a month in Islamic or Tibetan calendars or the ones that are being followed in large parts of India as they are based on lunar movements", Venkateswaran said.

The next Full Moon will surprisingly coincide with Halloween and is called the Hunter's Moon.

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That said, there have been instances in the past when the moon had a bluish tint because of a natural catastrophes, NASA said in a feature on Blue Moons. Uranus retrograde aligns with the moon, lending you an exciting and exhilarating rebellious energy. And, keep scrolling to check out some strangely spooky event and paranormal experiences various celebrities have encountered. if you dare!

"In October 2020, moon will appear in its total phase (full moon) two times". According to timeanddate, a moon can appear blue if the atmosphere is filled with dust or smoke particles of a certain size. The last time the event occurred was in August 2012 and July 2015 whereas in 2018 it was double Blue Moons i.e.in January and March, people witnessed second full moon of the month twice that year.

And weather permitting, Full Moon are sometimes so bright the glare may even require filters. "There's a next to zero chance for the moon to be blue in Chicago".

"It will be like any other full moon which people usually observe".

He added that it is also not possible to have a full moon in February as it has 28 days, and 29 days during a leap year. Looks like we should never say never. Can you see Mars in the daytime before sunset, using the Moon as a guide?

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