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Halloween treats U.S. to rare blue moon

It's the first blue moon in the U.S. since March 2018 and the first on Halloween since 1944.
It's the first blue moon in the U.S. since March 2018 and the first on Halloween since 1944.(KOSA)
Published: Oct. 31, 2020 at 10:59 PM CDT
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ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - Did Saturday feel a little spookier than usual?

The Halloween sky was lit by a blue moon, the second full moon this month.

It’s the first blue moon in the U.S. since March 2018 and the first on Halloween since 1944.

Despite its name, a blue moon is not necessarily blue. It’s called a blue moon because it’s the second full moon of the month.

The phrase “once in a blue moon” usually means a rare occurrence that can either be lucky or unlucky.

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