The Halloween Blue Moon 2020: online observation – 31 Oct. 2020
Next 31 Oct. will bring us a so-called “Blue Moon“. Nothing to do with the color of the Moon, of course, it is just “an additional” one. For sure, it will put on its usual great show and we will share the Moon rising above the skyline of Rome.
We have one full Moon every month on average, as it takes about 29.5 days to our satellite to complete one entire phase cycle. This is a bit less than the typical month. This is why, from time to time, we have 13 full Moon in one year. There are two ways for this extra Moon to show: sometimes it is the 2nd full Moon in a given month, sometimes it is the 4th of a given season.
This is where the Blue Moon comes into play. Some people call “Blue Moon” the 2nd full Moon of a given month, some other people the 3rd full Moon of a season sporting four of them. Looking at the source of this dual definition is quite interesting.
The 31 Oct. full Moon is the 2nd one of this month: we will show the upcoming Blue Moon live, online, while it will rise above the skyline of Rome!
Join our free, live webcast: you just need a computer/tablet/smartphone and a internet connection. We will admire our satellite rising at sunset from Rome, the Eternal City. It will be an unforgettable experience. Enjoy the 2020 Blue Moon with us!
The online, free session is scheduled for 31 Oct. 2020, starting at 17:30 UT.
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