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Get ready for a Halloween full moon, this one is Once in a blue moon:

Get ready for a Halloween full moon, this one is Once in a blue moon:

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The last time that a full moon was seen in all U.S. time zones was 76 years ago on Halloween of 1944.

Coachella Valley PHOTO OF THE NIGHT “Blue Moon” by Jim Civello 2014

A rare full moon will rise for this year’s Halloween giving trick-or-treaters an extra treat for the holiday.

For the first time in decades, there will be a full moon visible across the entire U.S. on Halloween night, Oct. 31.

The last time that a full moon was seen in all U.S. time zones on Halloween was 1944, according to the Farmers’ Almanac.

The next time we’ll see an equally spooky Halloween full moon is 2039, so plan your costumes accordingly.

The Halloween full moon is also known as a “blue” moon because it’s the second full moon of the month.

Usually months have only one full moon, but occasionally a second one sneaks in, NASA said. Full moons are separated by 29 days, while most months are 30 or 31 days long; so it is possible to fit two full moons in a single month.

Fun fact: Every full moon on Halloween is a blue moon, because moon cycles are 29.5 days long and Halloween is always on Oct. 31.

Of course, the moon won’t appear blue on Halloween night. It will be the same color it’s always been.

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