The first full moon of October is the harvest moon on 1 October, and the second full moon on 31 October. That’s right: a full moon on Halloween.
While the moon will not actually look blue, the second full moon in a month is usually referred to as the blue moon. It occurs every 2.5 to three years, or “once in a blue moon.”
Previously, a blue moon was known as the third or fourth full moon In the same season.
Usually, the next moon after the harvest moon is known as the hunter moon – when hunters used the moonlight to hunt prey and prepare for winter.
While a blue moon seems rare, a full moon on Halloween in the time zone is even more rare – an event that has not occurred since 1944.
However, in some time zones there is a full moon on Halloween every 19 years, so you can expect a full Halloween moon again in 2039, 2058, 2077 and 2096.
The full Halloween moon will rise at 10:49 am on October 31 – which explains why the moon will appear in time zones. It is also the last day of daylight saving time, so set your clocks back at 1 pm 2 pm on 1 November.
Make way to mars
It is actually Mars, which will reach closest to Earth on October 6 at 10:18 AM ET.
Mars will be 38,586,816 miles away from Earth — Yes it’s close to mars – And it will not be closed again until 2035.