It’s a spooky moon on Halloween

HOLT, Fla., Oct. 31, 2020—Halloween can be spooky enough with ghosts, ghouls and goblins. But to throw in a full moon, too?

Tonight we get to enjoy a full moon on the spookiest night of the year, which happens less than “once in a blue moon.”

This second full moon of the month is known as a blue moon. And a Harvest Moon.

A blue moon occurs when there are two full moons in a single month and occur about every 2.5 years. The last blue moon was in March 2018.

This month, the first full moon was Oct 1. Tonight’s full moon, on Oct. 31, which also happens to be Halloween, is considered a blue moon.

And a full moon on Halloween is pretty rare. The last full Halloween moon happened in 1944 and won’t happen again until 2039.

But that’s not all that’s happening tonight. It’s time once again to turn the clocks back.

Daylight Saving Time ends the first Sunday in November, which means you get an extra hour of sleep tonight (unless you forget and get up early anyway).

So you can check off another weird box for 2020:

  • Pandemic – check
  • Crazy hurricane season – check
  • Murder hornets – check
  • Presidential election – check
  • UFO footage released by the Pentagon – check
  • Full moon on Halloween – check

So why not a full moon on Halloween this year?  Be a werewolf tonight and go howl at the moon!

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