Be prepared to stare at the first of two full moons in October; The first will shine on this Thursday (Oct. 1) and the second will eagerly shine later this month. Halloween (. Oct. 31).
It is rare to get two full moons in a month. To mark the occasion, the second full moon will be referred to as the “Blue Moon”, although it will not actually appear blue. (The moon appears blue only when there are large particles in the Earth’s atmosphere, Such as volcanic eruption dust, Which scatter different wavelengths of light in different proportions.) The second “Blue Moon” definition illuminates the third side of four full moons in the same season.
To see Thursday’s full moon, also known as the harvest moon, in the earth-based longitude, the moment the moon appears “opposite” to the sun, will set an alarm for 5:57 EDT (2105 UTC) in the evening. According to NASA.
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If you are busy at that moment, you can still catch the celestial show, as the moon will appear full for three days, starting from Saturday morning (Oct. Oct.)) to today (Sept. 0).
The lunar month of harvest is tied to the time of year when farmers had to rely on moonlight when farmers worked historically late. In fact, Harvest Moon is an old European name; It was first published in 1706, according to the English English Dictionary. In most years, the harvest moon shines in September, but this year it illuminates the night sky in October, as it is closer to the full moon. EquinoxWhich is 22 Sept. this year. (As a result, The full moon of September “Corn Moon.” Named)
Oct. Other lunar names include the Traveling Moon, the Dead Grass Moon, and the Sanguith or Blood Moon (per algonquin tribe living in the American Northeast, at least in the 1930s, according to Farmer’s Almanac). This full moon is also associated with autumn and harvest festivals in Asia, including the Moon Festival and Mooncake Festival in China, and the Kosei harvest harvest festival Chusek, while the people of the city have returned home to pay homage to the souls of their ancestors, according to NASA.
Meanwhile, the blue moon on Halloween will shine at 9:49 a.m. EDT (14:49 UTC). Traditionally, this full moon trick-or-traitors will help find their way in the dark, but this year Says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) It is a high-risk activity, “due to COVID-19,” to participate in traditional tricks or treatments, where children are treated at home. Nationwide epidemic.
Low-risk activities include carving pumpkins, virtual costume contests and watching Halloween-related movies with your home, the CDC said. Medium-risk activities include social-spacing trick-or-treating (when a bowl of candy is left a little bhu) and social-spaced costume parades.
October SkyGazers can also see other notable events this month. For example, comet NEOWISE (named for NASA’s near-Earth ject project Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, which discovered the comet; also known as Comet C / 2020P1) may appear on the morning of October 17 or 18. Said NASA.
What’s more, the current background of the stars will appear to be moving westward every morning, while Venus will slowly moving eastward, a NASA report said. Venus and Star Regulus will appear near them this week, on October 2 and 3.
Published on Original Living Science.