The Blue Moon that reminds one of witches and blood thirsty werewolves, will grace the Halloween night sky today after a span of 19 years.
The exciting part is that people in all time zones across the globe will be able to view it and be captivated by its sheer beauty.
It sure will make us hum the Frank Sinatra number “Blue moon, you saw me standin’ alone, Without a dream in my heart, without a love of my own”.
According to NASA the last time the Blue Moon appeared on Halloween was in 1944 and astronomers as well as astrologers are eyeing it closely.
While people can view the Blue Moon in August 2023, May 2026 and December 2028, this particular phenomenon will reappear in 2039.
A Blue Moon refers to the second full moon that appears in a month. Hence, ideally the first full moon occurs during the first few days of that particular month.
The Blue Moon today is the second full moon to appear in the night sky after the full moon on October 1.
According to NASA, the Blue Moon appears every two and a half years.
The moon appears blue when dust and smoke particles measuring about 900 nanometers are dispersed into the earth’s atmosphere because of natural catastrophes like volcanic eruptions.
These dust and smoke particles scatter red light and moon shining through them appears blue.