Halloween is one of the most iconic holidays in the United States and it is going to be very special this year. Halloween 2020 will be the first time since 1944 that a full moon can be witnessed in virtually all of the time zones around the planet. The last time a full moon occurred in the US on Halloween was in the Central and Pacific time zones in 2001.
Not everyone will see the full moon on Halloween this year, but people in the United States and many other countries will. Countries that will miss the full moon on October 31 include Central Australia, East Australia, New Zealand, East Indonesia, New Guinea, Japan, Fiji or Eastern Russia.
Most places usually see the full moon on November 1, making it incredibly unusual for so many on Halloween to see a full moon. The last time that a full moon occurred on Halloween was in 1944 for people around the world.
Since the full moon is going to be so vivid, it can be visible by everyone, whether they’re in a remote area or a city surrounded by lights. The next time there will be a worldwide full moon on the spooky holiday is 2039 following Halloween 2020.
ANOTHER RARE THING ABOUT HALLOWEEN 2020
Full moons will happen between now and 2039 in October, but not on Halloween, at least not worldwide. Until 2039 a few regions could have a full moon on Halloween. To make the full moon on Halloween this year even more exciting is that it’s a blue moon, too. A blue moon is so unusual that “once in a blue moon” is where the phrase comes from. The concept of a blue moon, for those unclear, is the second full moon to appear in a calendar month. On October 1, the first full moon will occur.