31 October night sky ready to witness a blue moon at 8:19 pm. On 31 October at 8:19 PM, the Blue moon will be witnessed in the night sky. This year, October will witness two full moons. The second moon is usually called the Blue moon.
31 October night sky ready to witness a blue moon at 8:19 pm
We have often heard a proverbial phrase, “Once in a Blue moon”. And now it has finally come under our gaze presenting a dazzling sight in the night sky. From time immemorial, the Blue moon has been a significant part of enticing forkflores. Also, the blue moon has been a crucial element in the backdrop of dramatic, horror and mysterious movies.
Blue Moon will be visible on 31st October that is today around 8.19 pm. This sort of second full moon occurs every 30 months. Arvind Paranjpaye of Nehru Planetarium says that there can be no full moon in the month of February. So now let us know what is the cause behind this phenomenon.
Well, the lunar month is 29 days, 12 hours 44 minutes and 33 seconds long. The first moon should occur on the first and second day of the month. Since February has only 28 days, it is unlikely for the month to witness the glaring sight of a full moon.
The appearance of the blue moon is not related to its colour. Also, it is quite rare that a blue coloured moon appears in all its glory and if at all it happens then it is due to dust and smoke particles present in Earth’s atmosphere. The particles wider than 900 nm will affect the scattering of red light and then the moon may appear blue.