Rare Full Moon to Appear Over CT on Halloween for the First Time in 76 Years
Everyone has said it before, but this year has been quite the experience. It doesn't surprise me anymore when something out of the ordinary happens, because my automatic response is "just blame 2020".
This is yet another rare occurrence, but at least this is a cool one. A full moon will appear on Halloween this year in all time zones, and according to The Farmer's Almanac, it will be for the first time in 76 years! Woah. That is a long time. Want to know what I'm not shocked about, though? That it's happening in 2020.
The Farmer's Almanac states that Halloween full moons are pretty uncommon, as they only happen about every 19 years, but it is rare when every time zone gets to experience it, and that is what we have this year.
This year's Halloween moon is considered a "Blue Moon". Don't know what a Blue Moon is? I didn't either. The article states that a blue moon is when two full moons appear in a single month, and the second is considered the blue moon. The first full moon of the month happened on October 1.
So lucky us, it fits the holiday perfectly. When you're dressed up in costume (even if you stay home), take a peak at the sky and experience that awesome moon. You won't get this experience again for another 19 years. And when will the next Halloween full moon be, you ask? The next Halloween full moon will be in 2039, then 2058, then 2077, and so on.
So let's take a moment to appreciate that beautiful, rare, full moon this Saturday night. Happy Halloween!