Have You Seen The Moon in the Daytime Sky this Week?
Is there anything spookier than a full moon on Halloween?
Since the beginning of October, we've been hearing all about this super rare Halloween blue full moon. Of course, there is the creepy context of it all, those theories that a full moon means the crazies are coming out or people will start acting out of character.
But more importantly this year Halloween full-blue moon is the last one we will see until the year 2039.
Leading up to Halloween you'll actually be able to get a decent glimpse of the moon in the daytime sky. According to Forbes.Com, this is because the moon has reached "its First Quarter phase." Forbes adds that "a daytime Moon is a precursor of a coming Full Moon."
Sounds pretty crazy, right? Forbes explains it best by saying:
It may be more obvious in the nighttime, but the Moon occupies the daytime sky just as much. It’s just that it’s harder to see when it’s a slim crescent Moon, both because it’s smaller, so dimmer, but also because it’s closer to the Sun. After all, the Moon is 400,000 times less bright than the Sun.
With all of that being said, Forbes also broke down at what times you'll be able to see the moon and in what form throughout the rest of the week.
These are the Moon Rise times for the rest of this week leading up to Halloween's full blue moon:
- Wednesday, October 28: 5:05 p.m. EST
- Thursday, October 29: 5:27 p.m. EST
- Friday, October 30: 5:50 p.m. EST
- Saturday, October 31: 6:14 p.m. EST (full Moon)
Have you seen the pattern of the moon in the daytime sky?