Today is a special day this year, not only because it is Halloween, but because the full moon will be visible in all time zones this evening, which is something that has not happened since 1944 according to “The Farmer’s Alamanac”. Also, this won’t happen again until 2039, according to “The Farmer’s Alamanac” as well.
Beyond this full moon visibility in all time zones, tonight’s moon is classified as a “blue moon”, which happens about every two and a half years when a second full moon happens twice in a calendar month, too. This blue moon today is also classified as a “mini-moon” because it will be at the closest to the furthest point away from the Earth in its elliptical orbit.
A full moon on Halloween is in and of itself a rare treat, as it happens once every nineteen years or so, too. Enjoy the autumn sky tonight while you celebrate the festivities of the day today.
“Blue moon, you saw me standin’ alone
Without a dream in my heart, without a love of my own
Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for
You heard me sayin’ a prayer for
Someone I really could care for….
…Blue moon, now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own…”
–from “Blue Moon” by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, sung the Marcels, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Billie Holliday and others
Happy Halloween and happy fall y’all. May you find a dream in your heart and a love of your own this year……..
Life is short; carpe diem, friends.