The Moon Turns Blue This Halloween

This year’s October 31st will be a totally different one, as you have a reason to be even more frightened by it than before. Our natural satellite that has been our worthy companion for millions of years has a special way of saying ‘Hello’ on Halloween. There’s a blue Moon coming that day, and it happens once in almost two decades.

A blue Moon emerges when there are two full moons in one month. Although such a sight of the Moon becoming blue is very rare on Halloween, it happens for other dates every two-and-a-half to three years.

Don’t miss October 31st, or prepare for 2039

AccuWeather meteorologist Brian Lada confirms to us when we’ll get to witness the next blue Moon on Halloween besides the one from 2020:

After the blue moon on Oct. 31, 2020, trick-or-treaters will need to wait until 2039 to see the next blue moon on Halloween,

But still, maybe only moving to another planet can cause you to miss the Halloween’s blue Moon from 2020.

Everybody can see it

People across the globe will get the privilege of delighting their view with the 2020 blue Moon, whether they’re from North and South America, Europe, or most of Asia. The Universe gladly unfolds its beauties to us, and the blue Moon is another huge proof.

The earliest recorded usage of the term ‘blue Moon’ belongs to an anti-clerical pamphlet that attacks the Roman clergy and the cardinal Thomas Wolsey in particular. The authors are two converted Greenwich friars named William Roy and Jerome Barlow who published in 1528 their reference to the blue Moon:

O churche men are wyly foxes […] Yf they say the mone is blewe / We must beleve that it is true / Admittynge their interpretacion.

NASA hopes to return astronauts on the Moon after a break of more than half a century. Thus, the Artemis mission shall put a man and a woman on our natural satellite by 2024.

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Cristian Antonescu

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With a strong passion for astronomy since he was little and hundreds of articles written about this field, Cristian is a reliable writer who keeps the website up-to-date with news about the wonders of the Universe.

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