Jen Ezpeleta

Halloween full moon is first since WWII

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Nathaniel Dunklin, Mattie Cartozian, Blake Sheridan, Hattie Cartozian, Olivia Sheridan and Nicholas Dunklin.

 

Neighborhoods still decorated for the spooky occasion-home on Via Zurita PVE.

According to Jeffrey Hunt, astronomy educator and former planetarium director at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois, the last Halloween full moon visible around the globe came in 1944. The next one according to Hunt isn’t due until 2039. This year it was also a “Blue Moon,” not because it was blue, but because it was the second full moon of the month. Although Halloween festivities were canceled this year due to Covid-19, some kids were out with their candy bags taking in skywatching during the spectacular moon-lit night. 

 

Photos by Stephanie Cartozian

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