A Blue Moon is not just a beer. It's the second full moon in a month.
It's relatively rare, happening only about every two and a half years.
There is a full moon on Halloween every 19 years or so BUT not all time zones.
A full moon on Halloween for everyone? That hasn't happened since 1944*!
I hope you all had a chance to go outside to marvel in it's glory.
If not, here are some photos I took this evening.
*Disappointingly, this little bit of trivia makes Hocus Pocus inaccurate because there wasn't a full moon on Halloween in 1993, which was needed to bring the Sanderson Sisters back to life.
One All Hallows' Eve, when the moon is around
So, for the love of 2020, if you're a virgin, DO NOT LIGHT A BLACK CANDLE TONIGHT! Thank you.
In case you missed it, Paughey and I had some fun photographing the Hunter's Supermoon!
It was too cloudy in College Station to see the eclipse. It's nice that someone was able to capture a magical moment!
Tomorrow night be sure to look up to the sky around 9:47pm CST. A celestial event that has happened only 5 times in the past 100ish years, a lunar eclipse during a supermoon! There hasn't been one in my lifetime yet. The last time one happened was in 1982. A supermoon isn’t any different than any other full moon other than it is at its closest to Earth in its orbit making it 14% larger than usual and lunar eclipses actually aren’t that uncommon, we have already had a total eclipse earlier this year in April. But put them both together and you get something quite special... one big ole red dot in the sky!
*If you don’t believe me and want to see the best times to view the eclipse for yourself you can go to this Eclipse Calculator.
I am a biologist and my life is crap!