Hunter’s Blue Moon Halloween 2020

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I did a complete write-up in 2018 on the Hunter’s Moon so, I won’t repeat it, here. That being said, this is a Blue Moon as October’s first full moon fell on…well…the first.

Blue Moon Image One
Blue Moon with Mars from the Parking Deck
10-30-2020
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From Moon Giant:

Humans through the ages have always found autumn’s full moons to be creepy and not without good reason. [T]his year, the moon will be extra exciting. The month starts with the Harvest Moon on October 1st and a second Blue Moon on Halloween, October 31st. The Harvest Moon is the Full Moon that falls closest to the Autumnal Equinox on September 22nd. In most years, the September Full Moon lands closest but, this is one of the rare years that the October Full Moon falls very early in the month and closest to the Equinox. This makes the first Full Moon the Harvest Moon and, the second, the Full Hunter’s Moon.

Moon Over The Eno Image Two
Moon glow over the Eno
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More from Moon Giant:

The modern day definition of a Blue Moon is when there are 2 Full Moons in one month. A Full Moon occurs roughly every 29.5 days and, on the rare occasion when the Full Moon falls at the very beginning of a month, there is a good chance a Blue Moon will occur at the end of the month. Depending on the exact time of the Blue Moon it is possible that some places in the world don’t technically have a Blue Moon. The modern definition […] was derived from an earlier idea of what a Blue Moon was. This earlier definition says a Blue Moon is when there are [four] Full Moons in a season rather than the usual [three]. The Blue moon is the 3rd Full Moon out of the 4. This definition gets a bit complicated and its origins are murky. One school of thought has to do with the naming of the Full Moons. Many cultures named the Full Moons each month to reflect the times for planting, harvesting or seasonal conditions. When an extra Full Moon was thrown in it was referred to as a Blue Moon to keep the Full Moon names constant throughout the year. The idea of a Blue Moon being the extra full Moon in a season (or when there were 13 in a year) was widely used in 19th, and early 20th [century], Farmers Almanacs and the more modern version seems to have come from an article written in the 1930s that misinterpreted the Farmers Almanac definition. The article was titled “Once in a Blue Moon” and from that point on, the term became part of the popular culture.

Moon Over The Riverwalk Image Three
Mars & Moon over the Riverwalk bridge.
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From Time and Date:

Why is it called a Blue Moon? The historical origins of the term and its two definitions are shrouded in a bit of mystery and, by many accounts, an interpretation error. Some believe that the term “blue moon”, meaning something rare, may have originated from when smoke and ashes after a volcanic eruption turned the Moon blue. Others trace the term’s origin to over 400 years ago. [F]olklorist Philip Hiscock has suggested that invoking the Blue Moon once meant that something was absurd and would never happen. This Halloween Blue Moon […] is also a Micro Full Moon.

Barfing Pumpkin Daylight Image Five
My drunk, barfing pumpkin.
10-31-2020
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Drunk Pumpkin Image Four
All lit up.
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100% illumination occurred at 10:49am EDT. ~Vic

42 thoughts on “Hunter’s Blue Moon Halloween 2020

    Tippy Gnu said:
    October 31, 2020 at 6:56 PM

    I love your drunk, barfing pumpkin. So it appears that a blue moon is called as such to keep the naming of the moons in the proper month. I never knew that, so this unravels a mystery for me.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      November 1, 2020 at 12:12 AM

      Thank you! It’s a stolen idea, actually but…I couldn’t resist.

      I didn’t even know about the saga of the Blue Moon, myself, until digging & reading.

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    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    October 31, 2020 at 7:41 PM

    Poor pumpkin.

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    badfinger20 (Max) said:
    October 31, 2020 at 10:45 PM

    The moon is interesting but your pumpkin STOLE the post! Awesome…A++++ Miss Vic. Love that pumpkin…Showed everyone at the Yahtzee table…3 thumbs up.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      November 1, 2020 at 12:36 AM

      Cool! Tell everyone “Thanks!”

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        badfinger20 (Max) said:
        November 1, 2020 at 12:38 AM

        Already broken up…but I’ll let them know.

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          November 1, 2020 at 1:36 AM

          Oh, well. I appreciate it.

          I got busy with James Bond.

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            badfinger20 (Max) said:
            November 1, 2020 at 1:44 AM

            Yea that was the first thing I read this morning…it sucked

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      November 1, 2020 at 1:32 AM
        badfinger20 (Max) said:
        November 1, 2020 at 1:35 AM

        Ok…I will right now…btw…I’m loading up peanuts.

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          November 1, 2020 at 3:41 AM

          Cool!

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            badfinger20 (Max) said:
            November 1, 2020 at 8:33 AM

            Ok…they are on Tom…

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              The Hinoeuma responded:
              November 1, 2020 at 10:02 PM

              Thank you! Headed that way after dinner.

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                badfinger20 (Max) said:
                November 1, 2020 at 10:27 PM

                Well you enjoy it! I had grilled out hamburgers.

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                  The Hinoeuma responded:
                  November 1, 2020 at 10:33 PM

                  I’ve made fried flounder & trout.

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                    badfinger20 (Max) said:
                    November 1, 2020 at 10:34 PM

                    Not just founder but trout also! That sounds better and healthier.

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      November 1, 2020 at 10:41 PM

                      Our local market gets fresh fish from our coast delivered on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The coast is only three hours away. Plus, they get the trout from either the Pisgah River or the sea. YUM.

                      Plus we had local green beans & red potatoes…steamed. More YUM.

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                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      November 1, 2020 at 10:52 PM

                      That really sounds so good. I forget where you live…we get nothing fresh like that here…

                      Vegetables yea we get those. I love seafood…I like Snapper.

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      November 1, 2020 at 11:17 PM

                      Local lakes to fish in?

                      We get Red Sea Snapper. It’s boney as hell…or, at least, someone doesn’t know how to filet properly.

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                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      November 2, 2020 at 12:06 AM

                      Oh yea we have lakes…yea I love ocean fish

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      November 2, 2020 at 12:10 AM

                      I love nearly all seafood.

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                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      November 2, 2020 at 12:30 AM

                      Yea that is me…I want to try a swordfish steak.

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      November 2, 2020 at 12:53 AM

                      You’ve never had swordfish?

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                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      November 2, 2020 at 1:01 AM

                      Nope…I’m going to get a frozen steak soon…I’ve seen them

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      November 2, 2020 at 1:34 AM

                      Oh, it’s good. It’s also dense. Ken used to fish a lot at the coast years ago. He said that, sometimes, if fishermen can’t get their hands on swordfish, they will catch a Mako shark and sell it as swordfish. They are nearly impossible to tell apart…except by price. Taste & texture are nearly indistinguishable.

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                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      November 2, 2020 at 10:21 AM

                      I’ll give it a try…I would like to grill it…I just have to be careful not to over cook it.

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      November 2, 2020 at 3:45 PM

                      Overcooked fish is like chewing on toilet paper. I prefer my swordfish/Mako/tuna rare in the middle. But, of course, I like sushi.

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                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      November 2, 2020 at 3:51 PM

                      Or chewing a rubber tire I totally agree

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        badfinger20 (Max) said:
        November 1, 2020 at 1:36 AM

        That is awesome!

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    Dayphoto said:
    November 1, 2020 at 10:01 AM

    Your photos are stunning, My Dear! And the bottle by the pumpkin a great prop!

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      November 1, 2020 at 10:23 PM

      You are very kind, Mama Linda. You are a far better photographer than I am.

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        Dayphoto said:
        November 2, 2020 at 11:12 AM

        Not really….ooh wait. You take after me! Some DNA filtered over to you! 🙂

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          November 2, 2020 at 3:48 PM

          That it! I’ll take it! I am the proud apprentice to the Master (Mistress?) LOL!

          Exactly!

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    bayphotosbydonna said:
    November 1, 2020 at 9:21 PM

    Your pumpkin started partying a little too early! 😉 Cute!!

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