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Rare ‘Blue Moon’ to haunt skies on Halloween

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Posted at 2:05 PM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 17:08:53-04

(KGTV) -- Not only is Halloween on a Saturday this year (cause enough for celebration), but skywatchers are in for another treat: a “Blue Moon.”

NASA says a Blue Moon is a term used for the second of two full moons that occur in the same month. The first event, a Harvest Moon, happened on October 1.

What makes this particular event so rare is the fact that it’s happening on Halloween.

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According to the Farmer’s Almanac, such events only happen every 19 years. The next Halloween full Moon won’t be seen again until 2039, followed by 2058, 2077, and 2096,