Halloween “Blue Moon” Scares Sky Watchers and Sets Up “Beaver Moon Eclipse”

Have you seen the “Halloween Hunter’s Blue Moon” last night?

It was the first full moon seen in all U.S. time zones on Halloween since 1944 and the last to do so until 2039.

Here are some fabulous images from this rare event and the details of the “Beaver moon or frosted lunar eclipse”Coming in 29 days:

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A “blue moon” in Manhattan

Below is a fabulous image of the “Hunter’s Blue Moon” rising behind Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in New York City on Saturday night, viewed from Greenbrook Township, New Jersey:

Why doesn’t the “Blue Moon” look blue?

The Moon rarely appears blue, usually due to a volcanic eruption or forest fire that sends a lot of smoke and fine dust into the atmosphere.

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As it appears on the horizon, the full moon usually has a pale orange color for the same reasons as the color of a sunset, as shown in this image of the full moon rising over Ankara. , in Turkey :

A “blue moon” in London

Meanwhile, the ‘Blue Moon’ has risen in London just as Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a live televised address indicating that England will enter yet another lockdown. Here is the Moon shining through the clouds over the Shard and Tower Bridge in London:

What is a “blue moon? “

There are two definitions. Last night’s “BlueMoon” was the second full moon of a calendar month – the second full moon of October 2020 – although a full moon can also be referred to as “Blue” when it is the third of four full. moons of an astronomical season.

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Here is a picture of the “Blue Moon” from Vladivostock, Russia:

When is the full moon the most beautiful?

Always as he gets up and goes to bed. When this; high in the sky, it’s too bright to look at him. Although most people watch the full moon rise in the east near dusk, the view is pretty much the same if you look west before dawn at a moonset, as shown in this image. below from Venezuela:

An almost full moon can be so beautiful

While moon watchers are always there to see the full moon rise, the night before and the night after are usually almost as beautiful to see.

Below is an image of bathers watching a “waxing gibbous” – almost full – “Blue Moon” rises Friday, October 30, 2020 in Folly Beach, South Carolina.

When is the next full moon?

The next full moon is a bit special. This will happen on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 09:42 UTC, but in addition to being a full moon, it will also be a “frost moon” or a “beaver moon eclipse”.

What is a “beaver moon eclipse?” ”

This is the final penumbral lunar eclipse of 2020, which saw four such events.

Visible only from North and South America, Australia, and East Asia, about 83% of the Moon will crawl into Earth’s outer shadow in space – its fuzzy penumbra – and therefore will take on a dull gray color. This is because most of the sunlight that shines on it will be blocked by the Earth.

I wish you clear skies and big eyes.

Troy M. Hoffman