What makes the next hunter's blue moon so rare

What makes the next hunter's blue moon so rare

October already has seen a full moon and the next full moon falls on 31 October, said Arvind Paranjpaye, director of Nehru Planetarium, Mumbai. I got really excited about this blue moon till I found out it's only called a blue moon because it is the second full moon of the month, which is uncommon. Technically, the second full moon of the month is called a "Hunter's Blue Moon", so here we have a full-blown Hunter's Blue Moon on Halloween, the almanac writes. Full moons are separated by 29 days, while most months are 30 or 31 days long; so it is possible to fit two full moons in a single month. At the beginning of this month, on October 1, the full moon was seen.

If you happen to be in the Miami-Dade area, you should know that the blue Moons Over My Hammy breakfast is only available for dine-in orders and while supplies last so once they're gone, they're gone for good. Fact is, we won't see a full moon on Halloween again until 2039. After that, the full moon shifted to November 1 ... until this year. It will be the first time a Halloween full moon will be visible across the whole world since 1944!

Blue Moon purists will most likely realise how this month's Full Moon only counts by the monthly definition of the phenomenon, instead of the seasonal version.

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To be clear, the term Blue Moon in this case does not mean that the moon will have a bluish hue. The colour of the moon is pale and grey, just like always.

There were two Blue Moons in 2018. This extra time accumulates and after around 30 months, there will be one extra full moon in the year.

The eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in 1883 was one of the earliest and most significant events leading to the creation of a literally blue moon. And the next full moon, known as the beaver moon or frosty moon in November, will be partially eclipsed to observers across North America on Nov. 30. According to the Farmer's Almanac a Halloween full moon is pretty rare, as it only occurs every 18-19 years. But, about every 2 1/4 u00bd years, we get an extra full moon in a season, Nichols said.

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