Skip to comments.Would you expect anything else from 2020? RARE and spooky FULL MOON on Halloween will be visible to the entire world and not for just parts of it
Posted on 09/27/2020 5:11:08 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal
In the bizarre year thats 2020, another highly unusual event is headed our way.
This years Halloween full moon will be visible to the entire world, rather than just parts of it, for the first time since World War II, astronomy educator and former planetarium director Jeffrey Hunt says.
When I was teaching, my high school students thought a full moon occurred every Halloween, said Hunt. Not quite, though pop culture decorations sure make it seem that way.
The last Halloween full moon visible around the globe came in 1944, he said. Hes written about the event on his web site, When the Curves Line Up.
There was a Halloween full moon for some locations in 1955, but that didnt include western North America and the western Pacific, Hunt says.
While this years Halloween full moon will be visible in all parts of the globe, that doesnt mean every single citizen will have a view.
Residents across both North America and South America will see it, as will India, all of Europe and much of Asia. But while Western Australians will see it, those in the central and eastern parts of the country will not.
Know time zones well? Every time zone has it except those east of (GMT) +8 time zones if they have daylight time, or (GMT) +9 with no daylight time, Hunt says.
Want to see the Halloween full moon? Its so bright at the full phase it doesnt matter if youre in a crowded city or out on the farm. And you dont need pricey equipment. Walk outside, and take a look, Hunt says.
If youre too busy watching horror movies, youll have to wait until 2039 for another global full moon. Next will take place in 2058, 2077 and 2096.
The next full moon is on October 1, 2020 (Harvest Moon)
So the Halloweens moon is also known as a Blue Moon the name given to the second full moon to appear in a calendar month. Just keep your eyes to the sky and enjoy the spooky sky show.
Spooky full moon visible to the whole world instead of parts of it? Uh, full moons ARE visible to the entire world all the time. Why is this a headline?
venus and mars are stunning me, the moon passes through and is getting closer.
Sure some places have cloud cover but it was my understanding that we all saw the same moon phase every night.
Winter and Summer full Moons can’t be seen from the poles. Summer full Moon, not from the North, Winter full Moons not from the South
Darn. I wish I had a decent telescope so I could see it. ;>(
You can see the Moon with a good pair of binos. Mount them on a tripod if you want a steadier image. You can also sometimes see the moons of Jupiter. If it is dark enough, you can see most of the Messier objects with Binos.
I rarely type LOL ‘cause I usually don’t. I did that time so LOL!
And for those interested, the 9 Halloween full moons from 1900-2099 are:
1925 Oct 31 17:17 Sat 2424455.220
1944 Oct 31 13:35 Tue 2431395.066
1955 Oct 31 06:05 Mon 2435411.753
1974 Oct 31 01:20 Thu 2442351.555
2020 Oct 31 14:51 Sat 2459154.119
2039 Oct 31 22:38 Mon 2466093.443
2058 Oct 31 12:56 Thu 2473033.039
2077 Oct 31 10:38 Sun 2479972.943
2096 Oct 31 11:19 Wed 2486912.972
Very true, but I seriously doubt this fact is included in the spirit (no pun intended) or inclination of the headline.
In Texas from 1836-75, every full Moon was a Commanche Moon.
The week of a full Moon was when Commanches did much of their raiding.
The point the author doesn’t quite make is that if the full moon time is too far off noon GMT much of the world will be October 30 or November 1. For example: 1974 Oct 31 01:20. Since it is 1:20 AM in England, the Western hemisphere got an entirely non-spooky October 30 full moon.
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