Moon Watchers Prepare for 13 Full Moons
According to USA Today, moonwatchers will have a special year in 2020, with 13 full moons to brighten the night sky, including two supermoons, four lunar eclipses and even a blue moon.
This spring features two supermoons back to back, in March and April. A supermoon occurs when the moon is especially close to Earth while it's full. April's supermoon is set to be the bigger of the two.
The moon's closeness to earth, makes it look extra close and extra bright, up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a full moon at its farthest point from Earth.
The Halloween full moon will be a blue moon, because it's the second full moon of the month, which is one of the definitions of a blue moon.
This kind of makes me laugh in a cute way because when I was a kid, I would watch werewolf movies all the time. When you see a full moon, that would mean a werewolf was on the prowl.
Obviously not the case if you don't believe in folklore.