Halloween night will be lit by the glow of the second full moon of October 2020. The first full moon of the month was October 1 and on October 31, the moon will become full again around 9:39 a.m.
The second full moon of a month is known as a Blue Moon. The moon Halloween night won’t look blue though, it is just a name given to the rarity of two full moons in a month. This year is also special because there won’t be another full moon on Halloween until 2039!
As if a Blue moon isn’t special enough, this full moon is also considered a micro-moon and will be the “smallest” of 2020. A micro-moon is when the moon becomes full around the time it is furthest from Earth in orbit! Compared to a super-moon it is slightly smaller.
The moon will rise around 6:56 p.m. lighting up the sky for trick-or-treaters! If you spend time outside with the family, enjoy one last treat, the red planet, Mars! Mars will be shining at night above and to the right of the moon.
© 2020 Cox Media Group