This year, an extra, spooky occurance will happen on Halloween!

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Would there be anything more 2020 than a “Blue Moon” appearing in the night sky on Halloween?

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Well, set your sights on the sky because the second full moon of the month will be above us.

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According to Farmers Almanac, while the moon won’t appear blue in color, the uncommon occurrence of a full moon on Halloween happens roughly once every 19 years and it’s a pattern known as the “Metonic Cycle.”

The 19-year pattern means that 2020 will be the last time we see a full moon on Halloween until 2039 and according to astronomers, a Halloween full moon will occur in 2058, 2077, and 2096.

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This is the first time since 1944 that everyone, in all time zones, will have a full moon in the sky on Halloween!