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Incredible Rare Blue Moon Lights Up The World On Halloween

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Incredible Rare Blue Moon Lights Up The World On Halloween

These amazing pictures from around the world show a Blue Moon that came out on Halloween night that was visible in the skies from multiple countries, including the UK.

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Called a Blue Moon because it is the second full moon to appear within a calendar month - the first appeared right at the beginning of October - the spectacular sight appeared on Halloween night for the first time in 40 years, with amateur photographers quick to get some snaps of the incredible sight.

Among the places in the UK, the Blue Moon was photographed included places such as London, Birmingham, Gravesend and Wiltshire. However it was also seen globally too, with clear visibility of the phenomenon in areas of Argentina, across the US, Spain, Turkey and Israel.

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The last time there was any kind of full moon on Halloween in the UK was back in 2001 but to find a previous record of a Blue Moon on All Saints' Eve you have to go all the way back to 1944 and during the Second World War. People were a bit preoccupied to be taking pictures of it then.

As the images show, the moon's visibility was incredibly clear for those with empty skies, and it was a huge size too so you would have been hard pressed to have missed it on Saturday evening.

The appearance of the Blue Moon will hopefully have provided a bit of cheer for those who were unable to fully partake in Halloween celebrations this year due to the Covid pandemic. Kids (and some adults) worldwide have been devastated that trick or treating was off the cards this year due to social distancing rules.

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In America, one mother from Arkansas was among those trying allow for a Covid-safe trick or treat season, with the BBC reporting on her doorstep contraption of PVC pipes and remote control-aided system of being able to pass sweets from her front door to would-be trick or treaters.

"A mother in Arkansas has come up with a candy chute to ensure that sweets can be delivered safely on 31 October" Simon McCoy of the BBC had explained.

"It's basically an arrangement of PVC pipes, spray paint and connectors."

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Unfortunately for the inventive mum, the BBC anchor wasn't too impressed with the attempt, signing off his coverage of the invention by commenting: "Add to that a remote control doorbell, a bucket and the transaction is... entirely contactless. As will be her social life."

Ouch.

Featured Image Credit: Credit: PA

Topics: Science, UK News

Simon Catling
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