Autumn Bucket List – Moon Watching

If 2020 was not weird enough, it actually had a Harvest and a Blue Moon all in one month.

A Harvest Moon relates to the timing of the autumnal equinox (September 22, 2020), with the full Moon that occurs nearest to the equinox being the one to take on the name “Harvest Moon.”

It is also called a Harvest Moon as for several evenings, the moonrise comes soon after sunset. This results in an abundance of bright moonlight early in the evening, which was a traditional aide to farmers and crews harvesting their summer-grown crops.

This year the Harvest Moon happened on October 1st.

The Blue Moon is two full moons in a calendar month. It does not happen very often, hence the term, “Once in a blue moon”.

The blue moon happened this year on October 31st – Halloween.

Speaking of Halloween, this was a historic weird year. Normally I get around 60 to 100 kids. I was worried about this year as it fell on a Saturday. Halloweens on the weekend usually brings in more children. However this year with Covid I was not sure what I would get. Santa Clarita was one of the few places were Halloween door to door trick or treating was not cancelled. I bought about 350 peices of candy and ended up only having 8 kids. EIGHT! Ugh. What am I going to do with all this candy.

Back to the moon, I did go outside and looked at the moon and tried to take a photo. Lets just say the photo did not come out so good. But I think everyone has seen a full moon, so I will let it go.

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