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All you need to know about the October 2020 Blue Moon

The next full moon will come on Halloween: October 31, 2020. According to folklore, it will be called the Blue Moon because it’ll be the 2nd of 2 full moons in a single calendar month. There has not been a Blue Moon since March 31, 2018. If you are wondering what this means for you, don’t worry we have all you need to know below.

The first full moon of the month will fall on October 1-2, 2020. It’ll be the Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon. The full moon you’ll see on October 31, 2020, won’t look blue, however, as the second full moon in a month it is traditionally called a Blue Moon.

There’s another definition for Blue Moon. It can be the third of four full moons in a single season, with a season being between a solstice and equinox. The blue moon on Halloween will have no astrological significance. This is because on Oct. 31, 2020, the blue moon will be calendrical rather than astrological, which is an important distinction that astrologers make. While a calendrical blue moon occurs a second time in one calendar month, an astrological blue moon is one that occurs a second time during one solar month, which is the period of time in which the sun passes through a zodiac sign. The next astrological blue moon won’t occur until Aug. 22, 2021, but when that happens, it’ll be a magical night.

The blue moon on Aug. 22, 2021 will exaggerate the characteristics of Leo, the fire sign represented by the lion, which can cause you to become more creative, dramatic, and passionate than usual. Even though the moon on Oct. 31, 2020 won’t be an astrological blue moon, it’ll still be a night of immense space influence and a real sight to see in the sky. Since it’s on Halloween, it’ll only add to the effect.