In thethat is 2020, another highly unusual event is coming our way. This year’s Halloween full moon will be visible to the entire world, rather than just parts of it, for the first time since World War II, according to astronomy educator and former planetarium director Jeffrey Hunt.
“When I was teaching, my high school students thought a full moon occurred every Halloween,” Hunt told me. Not quite, though pop culture decorations sure make it seem that way. The last Halloween full moon visible around the globe came in 1944, he said. He’s written about the event on his web site, When the Curves Line Up. There was a Halloween full moon for some locations in 1955, but that didn’t include western North America and the western Pacific, Hunt says.
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