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Spooky season: Rare blue moon to grace the night skies across the world on Halloween, 31 October

Individuals within the US, Canada, Africa, Europe and far of Asia and Western Australia will get to expertise the phenomenon whereas these in central and jap components will miss it.

This 12 months’s Halloween will provide stargazers a uncommon second-in-the month full moon sighting on 31 October. Picture credit score: NASA

This 12 months’s Halloween will provide stargazers a uncommon second-in-the month full moon sighting on 31 October. It’s referred to as a blue moon as a result of it’s the second full moon in the identical month. This month we noticed the harvest moon on the primary of the month. In keeping with a report in CNN, the 2020 Halloween full moon shall be seen to the whole world, moderately than simply components of it, for the primary time since World Warfare II.

In an interplay with CNN, astronomy educator and former planetarium director mentioned that his highschool college students thought a full moon occurred each Halloween. The final Halloween full moon that was truly seen across the globe in 1944.

Spooky season Rare blue moon to grace the night skies across the world on Halloween 31 October

Halloween this 12 months shall be marked with a uncommon second-in-the month full moon. Picture credit score: NASA

The report added that folks from each North America and South America will see it as will Africa, all of Europe and far of Asia. Moreover, whereas Western Australians will get to see the phenomenon, these within the central and jap components must give it a miss.

As per Jeffery Hunt’s web site When the Curves Line Up, the following Halloween Full moon is throughout 2039 in North and South America. The phenomenon will happen earlier than Comet Halley’s return in 2061.

In keeping with NASA, it is just throughout current years that folks have been utilizing the identify Blue Moon for the second of two full moons in a single calendar month. The older definition of Blue Moon is that it’s the third of 4 full moons in a single season.

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/1520/october-2020-the-next-full-moon-is-the-harvest-moon/

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