5 Facts about a Halloween Blue Moon

1. October’s second full moon appears on Saturday, Oct. 31, Halloween night.

2. It’s called the Hunter’s Moon.

That’s because this is the time of year when people who lived close to the land stocked up on food in preparation for the long winter ahead.

3. It’s also a Blue Moon.

This means its’the second full moon to occur within a single calendar month. The first full moon was on Oct. 1.

4. It’s ALSO a mini-moon.

The Hunter’s Moon will be the smallest full moon of the year thanks to it being farther away from Earth than any other full moon in 2020. 

5. The term Hunter’s Moon has been around more than 300 years.  

The earliest use of the term cited in the Oxford English Dictionary is from 1710. 

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