If the sky is clear, the spectacular sight will not only be visible from the UK but around the world, which makes this an especially rare lunar event.
But that’s not even the half of it. The Halloween full moon is also a Blue Moon, a Micro Moon and the Hunter’s Moon.
When was the last Halloween full moon?
The last time we were treated to a full moon on Halloween was all the way back in 2001, when Mary J. Blige’s Family Affair, Nickelback’s How You Remind Me, and Afroman’s Because I got High were tearing up the charts.
According to NASA, a Halloween full moon happens every 19 years, which means we’ll have to wait until 2039 for the next one.
However, this is the first Halloween full moon that will be visible around the world since 1944, according to the Farmers’ Almanac.
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James Hugh Pruett is believed to have coined the term in an article called ‘Once in a Blue Moon’.
‘Seven times in 19 years there were – and still are – 13 full moons in a year,’ he wrote. ‘This gives 11 months with one full moon each and one with two. This second in a month, so I interpret it, was called Blue Moon.’
A Blue Moon is simply the second full moon to appear within a specific month.