2020 Will Feature 13 Full Moons + 4 Supermoons, And Rare Blue Moon
There's many spacey sights you won't want to miss in 2020. This year will feature a blue moon, that's extra rare because of the particular date it falls on.
2019 featured three consecutive supermoons, which was impressive. But what does 2020 have in store? According to AccuWeather, the first of the four consecutive supermoons begins in February, and runs through May.
It's worth noting some astronomers argue what constitutes a supermoon, some saying only two of the forecast full moons will be true supermoons. EarthSky.org explains further here.
What will be a highlight of the 2020 lunar phases is a second full moon in October, making it a blue moon. Blue moons occur once every two or three years. What makes this year's blue moon rare is that it falls on Halloween night, October 31.
Astronomers predict the next Halloween blue moon to happen again in 2039.