A once in a blue moon Halloween

Looks like we’re in for a “once in a blue moon” Halloween, in more ways than one. On October 31 the night sky will hold a full moon, the second one in the month of October which makes it a blue moon. And if this lunar phenomenon weren’t enough, All Hallow’s Eve this year falls on a Saturday night, the best time for young munchkins to be celebrating rather than on a school night. Then there’s the added bonus of an extra hour of sleep Sun-day morning, since we turn the clocks back. Although COVID is working against us celebrating, the convergence of these elements shows that the stars, or at least the calendar, seems aligned for a special night.

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