If you're a moon lover, you'll know last year was a big one. 2019 started out with three (yes, THREE) supermoons (opens in new tab), as well as a solar eclipse (opens in new tab), and 2020 has had a lot to live up to. While 2020 has let us down in, oh, every way possible, and you won't another see lunar trifecta this year, there are some exciting solar events to look forward to: You can expect to see two supermoons, a blue moon, and 13 full moons over the course of 2020.
The moon looked particularly large in the sky, a.k.a. took on supermoon status, this past spring. The first moon of May, also known as the "Flower Moon," occurs on May 7 and 8: Thursday morning and Thursday evening through to Friday morning. It's also a "supermoon," according to NASA. It'll look its biggest during moon rise or moon set.
The real treat comes this October. It's the only month of the year to have two full moons, ultimately making the second full moon of the "blue" variety. And what's even rarer? October's blue moon will take place on Halloween. According to AccuWeather (opens in new tab) meteorologist Brian Lada, "After the blue moon on Oct. 31, 2020, trick-or-treaters will need to wait until 2039 to see the next blue moon on Halloween." This is definitely an event you don't want to miss.
As for the 13 full moons, a full list (opens in new tab) can be found below.
- January 10
- February 9
- March 9 (supermoon)
- April 7 (supermoon)
- May 7
- June 5
- July 5
- August 3
- September 2
- October 1
- October 31
- November 30
- December 29
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