A blue moon appeared in the Qatar sky yesterday evening.
Tonight's moon will be the smallest of the year, with Halloween coinciding with a "minimoon" - where the moon is at its furthest point of orbit from the sun - also known as an apogee moon. Generally, there is a full moon and once on a new moon every month.
A rare Halloween night blue moon rose over Cleveland Saturday night, just as children in some cities ventured out to trick-or-treat.
Much like the balcony applause and singing in Italy and Spain, moon-howling in the United States emerged as a way to thank health care workers and other first responders, or simply as a way to blow off the stress of being cooped up. A blue moon will light up the skies, adding another level of intrigue to the spookiest night of the year. Since the cycle of the Moon phases occur every 29.5 days.
In fact, stargazers could be waiting another 20 years before a full moon returns on Halloween with experts projecting the next will arrive in 2039.
The October 31 Blue Moon will mostly likely be bright and white like all Full Moons are.
The full Halloween moon will ascend at 10:49 am ET on October 31, which clarifies why the moon will be obvious across time regions.
"A Blue Moon will rise on Halloween. Plumes of ash rose to the very top of Earth's atmosphere, and the Moon ... it turned blue!"
The magazine published an article, Once in a Blue Moon, by James Hugh Proud, who cited the 1937 ME farmer's almanac, but with a simpler definition. According to the Farmers' Almanac, a full moon has not appeared on Halloween in all of this country's time zones since 1944. A visibly blue moon is often the result of forest fires or volcanic eruptions, where soot and ash particles can give the moon a bluish haze.