The month of ghosts and ghouls just got even spookier. This year, a Blue Moon will light up the night sky on October 31 for the first time in decades.

There are two different definitions of a Blue Moon. Mostly, it refers to the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. This is known as a seasonal Blue Moon, and has nothing to do with the moon actually being blue, but more because it is quite rare.

It is also understood as the second Full Moon in a month with two Full Moons. There are typically 408 seasonal Blue Moons and 456 monthly Blue Moons, which means that it occurs roughly every two to three years although a seasonal Blue Moon is less frequent that a monthly Blue Moon.

What makes this phenomenon even more special is the fact that it will be visible to the entire world, not just parts of it, for the first time since World War II in 1944.

According to Time and Date, the moon should be visible in Cape Town from 4.49pm. Simply walk out your door and it will be shining in the sky. Mark your calendars!

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