New Jersey Can Expect to See 13 Full Moons in 2020
We have a lot of good things in store for 2020.... Christmas on a Friday, Halloween on a Saturday and A LOT of solar activity.
To be exact, we can expect to see 13 full moons which will include 2 Supermoons and a Blue Moon!
What is a Super Moon? Here is the definition according to NJ.com:
"Supermoons are moons that become full when their orbits are closer than average to the Earth — making them appear to be slightly bigger and as much as 30% brighter than ordinary full moons."
Take a look at all of the dates, times and moon nicknames that you should mark off in your calendar so you don't forget to keep an eye on the sky:
|Jan. 10||2:21 p.m.||Wolf Moon|
|Feb. 9||2:33 a.m.||Snow Moon|
|March 9||1:47 p.m.||Worm Moon / Supermoon|
|April 7||10:35 p.m.||Pink Moon / Supermoon|
|May 7||6:45 a.m.||Flower Moon|
|June 5||3:12 p.m.||Strawberry Moon|
|July 5||12:44 a.m.||Buck Moon|
|Aug. 3||11:58 a.m.||Sturgeon Moon|
|Sept. 2||1:22 a.m.||Corn Moon|
|Oct. 1||5:05 p.m.||Harvest Moon|
|Oct. 31||10:49 a.m.||Blue Moon|
|Nov. 30||4:29 a.m.||Beaver Moon|
|Dec. 29||10:28 p.m.||Cold Moon|
So in case you missed it when reading the list, there are two Supermoons in October which makes the second one a blue moon...and it takes place on Halloween. SPOOKKYYYYY.
The next time kids will be able to trick-or-treat on Halloween with a blue moon in the sky will be in 2039. So be on the look out for anything that looks...well....let's just say, a bit more out of place?
Remember...the best places to check out these solar activities is in a dark place where there is not a lot of light so the sky stands out.
To take a look at the original article, head to NJ.com.