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If you are out trick or treating tonight or just riding around looking at Halloween decorations, don’t forget to look for the first full moon on Halloween in 44 years.
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the last full moon on Halloween occurred in 1944.
NASA tells us that after tonight, the next Halloween full moon will appear in 2039.
Another fun fact. Tonight’s moon is a “blue moon.” That just happens to be the term scientists use to describe the 2nd full moon in a month. On October 1st there was a full moon. This phenomenon occurs about once every two and a years.
Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday Morning
When you are done making the Halloween rounds, make sure to “fall back” and set your clock back an hour.
The good news – tonight you get an extra hour of sleep. The bad news, it gets dark around 5:00 when you leave work on Monday evening.
Another piece of interesting info – from my research on I found this little tidbit from the Chicago Sun-Times.
“According to a study led by a University of Colorado fellow in 2014, when Americans lose one hour of sleep in the spring, the risk of heart attack increases 25 percent. When the clock gives back that hour of sleep in the fall, the risk of heart attack decreases by 21 percent. (The limited study looked at hospital admission data in Michigan over a four-year period.)”
If this is true, I’m glad we are turning back the clocks tonight!
Be safe Birmingham this Halloween 2020. Keep your eyes out for the kids, look for the last Halloween full moon in 19 years and congrats on that extra hour of sleep!