Halloween Moon

We’re presently observing the full moon through a slit in the curtains of about 1 centimeter, and it is brilliant. The entire circumference is a halo of light many times more intense than the surface reflection. Totally out there.

Yet, when we gaze at it in full view, that halo is not there. It’s just a bright disc.

Just the same, we’re seeing the full moon on this calendar date for the first time in 76 years. It’s like Halley’s Comet, but slightly more local. Not like we won’t see a full moon for seventy six years, just not on this date. Totally didn’t think about this, ever. Won’t be here when it happens again, that’s sure.

This just in, it’s also a Blue Moon. How’d we miss that?


Ah! I wish I could have seen it. :woman_facepalming:t2:


I got to see it on the horizon last night, it was indeed a beautiful sight with its orange glow.

I’m not one for Holloween, but I have to admit, it falling on that date for the first time in so long is indeed a rarity. 2020 just keeps bringing surprises.


It was still high in the western sky at 0630 MST, though slightly obscured by thin cloud. Was still bright enough to walk by.