"The moon remains, perpetually and since antiquity, a source of cultural wonder."
Last week, when NASA announced that it would reveal “an exciting new discovery” about the moon. It happened to be exciting news for space scientists - water and ice on the moon are more accessible than previously thought - but not the supernatural or extraterrestrial news many yearned for.
- Let’s learn more about the moon:
Now, the moon has another significant moment in store for witches and non-witches alike: On Oct. 31 — that’s Halloween — people in all time zones will be treated to a "blue hunter’s moon".
A Blue Moon occurs on the rare occasion when there is more than one full moon during a month. (It doesn’t actually look blue.)
Narayana Montufar, astrologer
credits: Dominic Kesterton
via New York Times
Young skywatchers, take note: The moon will be full this Halloween night across the entire world.
- How to see the Halloween Blue Moon with your kids:
The best way to begin your astronomical adventures is with the moon. It’s easy to spot and doesn’t require any fancy equipment to enjoy.
“The moon is a really great opportunity for parents to engage their kids in the night sky because it always puts on a show no matter where you live,”.
With their naked eyes, your kids can spot its craters and dark regions. While you watch, tell them the dark spots are remnants of ancient volcanic plains that once spewed magma across the lunar surface.
Have them imagine what it looked like billions of years ago, an oozing, molten mess.
Have a beautiful Halloween seeing Blue Moon!
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sources: Space.com/ NASA/ New York Times Science