Halloween Could Be Even Spookier This Year Because of a Rare Full ‘Blue Moon’
Suddenly it was summer and all of THOSE holidays weren’t quite the same either. And now, it’s threatening to ruin Halloween.
You might’ve seen that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discouraged trick-or-treating as well as other traditional Halloween activities this year. Sure, there are plenty of ways you can safely celebrate the holiday, but it’s a big bummer that it’s going to feel so different this year, especially if you have kids.
But before you get too upset, don’t worry! There’s something that’s going to happen on October 31 this year that everyone can enjoy together—even though they’ll technically be apart. We’re talking about a full blue moon!
Generally, Halloween is portrayed with all the spooky things, including full moons that shine a creepy light. That would be something else in itself, but this is a full BLUE moon that will be occurring on HALLOWEEN. In 2020, the year of all crazy things! Are you hearing this?
A blue moon is relatively rare (that’s why we have the phrase “once in a blue moon). A blue moon is either the second full moon in a calendar month or the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. Although the moon isn’t tinted with a blue hue, it is a pretty extraordinary event, nonetheless.
Of course, what more appropriate year for something like this to happen than in 2020, the year of surprises? (Though, we suppose nothing about 2020 could surprise us anymore!)
Typically, blue moons only occur every two and a half years, which is why it’s crazy that it will be occurring on the creepiest day of the year IN the creepiest year to exist.
But wait—there’s more. There hasn’t been a full moon to occur on Halloween since 2001.Yes, this will be the first time for it to occur in nearly two decades! What are the chances?
You can hear more about blue moons, like the one occurring this Halloween, in the video below!
At least we know there’s something to look forward to this year, even if it doesn’t mean gathering candy and dressing up! Have you ever seen a blue moon before?
How do you feel about one occurring on Halloween, especially one that hasn’t occurred on that date in 19 years?