For all the little ghouls and ghosts out on All Hallow’s Eve the night will be extra spooky, for on this day the sky will be grazed with the rare blue moon!
A blue moon is the second full moon that occurs in a month. The first full moon of October, called Harvest Moon was on October 1st. The second full moon called the Hunter’s Moon will be on October 31st. A blue moon occurring on All Hallow’s eve is also known as the Halloween Hunter’s Blue Moon.
You might have seen lots of creative spooky pictures of werewolves, goblins, and zombies on a full moonlit night. But did you know that the occurrence of a blue moon on All Hallow’s Eve is very rare? It only occurs once every 19 years! More interestingly, a full moon hasn’t appeared on Halloween day for all time zones since 1944!
Be sure to get your spooky pictures this year as the next 100%-illuminated Halloween full Moon will occur only after 19 years, in 2039.
WHEN TO SEE: Saturday, October 31, 2020 (Moon turns full at 10:49 a.m. EDT)