The Moons of 2020
I haven’t even started getting used to writing “2020” yet on any document where I’m supposed to list the date. If previous experience is any indicator, I should remember to start doing it by June at the earliest. (Although it may be easier because, as one of my credit cards expires in 2020, I’ve already been using it every time I order something off Amazon or eBay.) Anyway, it’s 2020, a new year. What will it have in store for us? Hopefully good stuff. One thing we can predict with accuracy is the number of full moons we will get to enjoy this coming year. There will be 13 of them overall, with two of them being supermoons and one a blue moon.
A blue moon is not, of course, blue. That’s just what you call it when there are two full moons taking place in the same month. To make the event even more special, this will occur in October—double full moons for Halloween! That won’t happen again until 2039.
Supermoons are full moons that occur when the moon is closer to the earth, thus they appear larger and brighter than usual. There will be a supermoon in March and another in April. The one in April will be bigger, if you’re one of those people who focuses on size.
Check out the exact dates and the nicknames for all the year’s moons by clicking here.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!