Rare Blue Moon
For the first time in 30 years, a rare blue moon will appear across all time zones this Halloween. There are two types of moons, meant by the term “Blue Moon.” One definition refers to the second of two full moons within a calendar month, the last of which occurred on March 31, 2018. In comparison, the other type refers to the third of four full moons within the space of a single season, with the next one due to arise on August 22, 2021.
The moon, which we will see this Halloween refers to the first type. The term blue moon doesn’t mean that moon will be blue in appearance. My Mixtapez told about this on twitter.
On Halloween night a rare Blue Moon will be visible across all times zones. It will not shine blue, but the name is given because it is the second full moon to appear in the same month – the first occurs October 1
This happens once every 19 years pic.twitter.com/89ZgcD5ks9
— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) September 18, 2020
A moon might be blue in appearance, but this is very rare. It requires unusual conditions like certain-sized particles of dust or smoke in the sky. The astronomy website has warned people against being taken in by pictures that have been doctored by blue filters, which, although eye-catching, aren’t strictly accurate.
Coloring aside, the upcoming blue moon looks set to a beautiful sight wherever you are on the planet, with stargazers throughout North and South America, India, Europe, and Asia set to get some spectacular views.
The Blue Moon appears seven times in every 19 years. The next blue moon will be visible not earlier than in 2039. The last time this happened was in 1944, during the years of World War Two. No doubt, this rare moon will help to create a little more spooky ambiance this coming Halloween.
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