That gives this year 13 full moons instead of the usual 12.
The Red Planet made its closest approach to Earth in early October and it is still shining in the night sky.
The first full moon of October is the moon harvested on October 1 and the second full moon is the rare full moon of the Halloween blue hunter.
Although the moon doesn’t actually look blue, the second full moon in a month is often referred to as the blue moon. This happens every 2.5 to three years, or “once in a blue moon.”
Previously, the blue moon was called the third or fourth full moon in a single season.
Usually, the moon next to the harvest moon is called the hunter̵7;s moon – when hunters use the moonlight to hunt and prepare for winter.
While blue moons seem rare, full moons on Halloween across time zones are even rarer – an event that has not happened since 1944.
However, the full moon does happen every 19 years on Halloween in some time zones, so you can expect the Halloween full moon again in 2039, 2058, 2077 and 2096.
Halloween’s full moon will rise at 10:49 a.m. ET on October 31, which explains why the moon will be visible across time zones.
We get it; This is a strange weekend. This is the year of the pandemic, with a full moon on Halloween and the time to change the next day – and Tuesday is US Election Day.
Every month of 2020 brings its own surprises, comparable to a real Jumanji game, “well, I don’t see that coming.”
To help you stay calm and keep going, we recommend staring. Look up this weekend to see the full moon and Mars and enjoy the magic of the night sky.