A full harvest moon and a full hunter’s blue Halloween moon bookend a month of meteor showers in the skies over Charlotte. Because what else could surprise us in 2020?
The second full moon of the month is called a blue moon. October 31st is Halloween and it just so happens that the two are going to link up.
This Thursday, October 1, will be the month’s first full moon. Throughout the month there will be three meteor showers, including one that’s known for spitting fire.
Halloween full moons occur every 19 years in what’s known as a Metonic cycle, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, and it won’t happen again until 2039. Now the saying “once in a blue moon” is starting to make a lot of sense!
Of course the “once in a blue moon” is happening in 2020!
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