I ran away with the moon a long time ago and follow her everywhere she goes. Even have been times I get lost driving down dark county roads because I’m captivated by her illuminating glow, it’s magically. There’s always talk “Oh the crazies are going to be in full force tonight” whenever she reaches 98 to 100 percent illumination. People are in full force because of the gravitational pull she magically generates every month. Some people just can’t handle it, would be my answer to the why the saying has been around for generations.
October 2020 we are greeted on first with our Harvest moon reaching maximum illumination at 5:05 am then this is the part that excites me the most…. All Hallows’ Eve comes The Blue moon Friday October 30th 2020 at 9:49 am reaching maximum illumination. If your wondering why the am hours are listed is simply because even if you can’t see her she’s still there. The Sun just out shines her during the day. Don’t worry she isn’t missing. It’s not often we get the luxury of two beautiful full moons in one month giving it the Blue name but Hallow Eve?! This is like a dream come true for me. Halloween being my absolute favorite time of the year.
I may be more excited then most but there’s no hucus pocus going on in my home(that I can speak of publicly). So that 6 pack of Blue moon Belgium White Beer will be in my cup with an orange while I sip on it watching from grass in my backyard.
The moon is always the moon, the names attached to describe date back to the our ancient ancestors. They used her for many purposes, some still do.
October has a variety of names to describe her. The Celtics called her The Harvest moon. Midevil times called her The Blood Moon. Pagens called her The Blood moon also. Choctaw tribe called her The Black Berry while the Dakotah Tribe name was Quailing Breeding Done.
I truly hope everyone gets a front row seat this October to enjoy our beautiful Moonlight illumination twice this year. Remember only once in a blue moon does this happen.