Halloween 2020

The Veils Are Thin

AUTHOR: Count Emma, Die-rector of Dirges, the Damned, and the Recently Deceased

DATE: October 31, 2020 

Tonight, Halloween Night, the full Hunter Moon rises.  

The Hunter Moon follows the Harvest Moon, which is the first full moon after the autumnal equinox here in the northern hemisphere. 

It is the time of year when game is fattened, and hunters collect meat for the coming winter. Tonight’s Hunter Moon is also a blue moon, the second full moon to rise this month, the only blue moon of 2020. Blue moons occur about every 2.5 years or so, the last one rose in March of 2018.

Tonight’s Blue Hunter Moon will also be visible for all time zones on Earth which hasn't happened on Halloween since 1944, and won't again until 2039. 

Tonight’s Blue Hunter Moon is also a micro moon, the opposite of a super moon, which means the moon nears its farthest point from Earth on its elliptical orbit. Though the moon is 252,522 miles away from Earth, notably farther than its average distance of about 238,900 miles, the difference is undetectable to most naked eyes upon peering into the night sky.  

Halloween is a day when the veils between the worlds are thin.

A time when it’s a bit easier than usual to slip in and out of otherworldly realms. However you choose to interpret or experience this Halloween Night’s lunar appointment, we know it’s a rare one. We encourage y’all to let a little loose, let down your hair, shake it up, and go outside and spend at least a few minutes staring up at that fat, silver moon that hangs in the cold of the night. Take it all in. Even if just for a few moments. We’re all about to enter into what is likely to be a week full of all kinds of energy.

Listen to the Night.  

Further Reading:   
Blue Hunters Moon
Pale Horse, Pale Rider, Katherine Anne Porter  

Emma’s Halloween Playlist:
Dirges For The Damned

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