When:
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 5:58p -
11:59p

Where:
Boston
Surrounding areas
Boston, MA

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Alcohol, Date Idea, Kid Friendly

Event website:
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/1520/october-2020-the-next-full-moon-is-the-harvest-moon

On Saturday, October 31, 2020—aka Halloween—the sun will set at 5:38pm, and 20 minutes later, at 5:58pm, a full “blue moon” will rise over Boston. The astronomical event will mark the first time since 1944 that all US time zones are treated to a full moon on Halloween.

Depending on your definition of a “blue moon,” Halloween 2020’s full moon (i.e. “Hunter's Moon”) doubles as a blue moon. In recent years, people have been using the term “blue moon” for the second of two full moons in a single calendar month. 10/1/20's full “Harvest” moon + 10/31/20's full “Hunter’s” moon = Halloween 2020’s Blue Moon.

In other words, October 2020 is considered a “blue moon month” because two full moons occur in one month, i.e. 10/1 & 10/31.

An older definition of blue moon is that it’s the third of four full moons in a single season. In that case, the next true blue moon will occur on August 22, 2021.

HOW TO SEE THE MOON:



✔️ Halloween
✔️ Saturday
✔️ Blue moon
✔️ Spooky

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The moon rises in the east, so you're going to want to look that way. If you're trying to grab photos, go somewhere facing east with a picturesque foreground. Two well-known spots to watch a Boston moonrise are North Point Park in Cambridge and the BU Bridge on the Boston/Cambridge line.

See the below picture for reference.



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