Rare Blue Moon illuminates the sky around the world on Halloween night

Look at the wolves! Stunning Blue Moon illuminates the sky around the world on Halloween for the first time since World War II

  • Incredible view photographed in places including London, Birmingham, Gravescent and Wiltshire
  • The moon was also seen in countries such as the United States, Spain, Turkey and Argentina throughout Israel
  • This is the first time since 1944 that a blue moon has been seen around the world on Halloween

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Britain was treated to a spectacular display of the first Halloween Blue Moon in 40 years on Saturday.

The incredible view was photographed in places including London, Birmingham, Gravescent and Wiltshire.

The moon was also seen in countries such as the United States, Spain, Turkey and Argentina throughout Israel.

After 1944, during World War II, a blue moon appeared around the world on Halloween.

The name of this event is derived from the second full moon that appears in a calendar month. Occurred at the beginning of the month in the first month of October.

This year the trick or treatment has been largely canceled due to corona virus restrictions, giving Britain and others around the world its perfect opportunity to see the moon without any distractions.

The last time the UK saw a Halloween moon was in 2001, before 1955.

Anyone with a smartphone can get a nice snapshot, which is the size of the Saturday evening moon.

A full Hunter Moon rises on the Las Vegas Strip on October 31st. This is the second full moon of the month called the Blue Moon

A full Hunter Moon rises on the Las Vegas Strip on October 31st. This is the second full moon of the month called the Blue Moon

Full Blue Moon and Hunters Moon rises behind Manhattan and a World Trade Center under New York City on Halloween

Full Blue Moon and Hunters Moon rises behind Manhattan and a World Trade Center under New York City on Halloween

Britain was treated to a spectacular display of the first Halloween Blue Moon in 40 years on Saturday. Image: Moon visible above Tower Bridge in central London

Britain was treated to a spectacular display of the first Halloween Blue Moon in 40 years on Saturday. Image: Moon visible above Tower Bridge in central London

The incredible view was photographed in places including London, Birmingham, Gravescent and Wiltshire. Image: Scene in Birmingham

The incredible view was photographed in places including London, Birmingham, Gravescent and Wiltshire. Image: Scene in Birmingham

The name of this event is derived from the second full moon that appears in a calendar month. Occurred at the beginning of the month in the first month of October. Image: Scene in Grevesent, Kent

The name of this event is derived from the second full moon that appears in a calendar month. Occurred at the beginning of the month in the first month of October. Image: Scene in Grevesent, Kent

This year the trick or treatment has been largely canceled due to corona virus restrictions, giving Britain and others around the world its perfect opportunity to see the moon without any distractions. Image: Blue moon visible behind Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire

This year the trick or treatment has been largely canceled due to corona virus restrictions, giving Britain and others around the world its perfect opportunity to see the moon without any distractions. Image: Blue moon visible behind Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire

The last time the UK saw a Halloween moon was in 2001, before that it was in 1955. Image: Moon above the Benza Monument in Sunderland

The last time the UK saw a Halloween moon was in 2001, before that it was in 1955. Image: Moon above the Benza Monument in Sunderland

In Huddersfield, a man could be seen holding a witch's hat

In Huddersfield, a man could be seen holding a witch’s hat

In Dunston, Oxfordshire, the Blue Moon was photographed. For the first time since 1974 the event took place on Halloween across the UK and Ireland

In Dunston, Oxfordshire, the Blue Moon was photographed. For the first time since 1974 the event took place on Halloween across the UK and Ireland

The moon was clearly visible in many cities around the world, including this scene captured by Israel in Jerusalem

The moon was clearly visible in many cities around the world, including this scene captured by Israel in Jerusalem

In Ankara, Turkey, the moon was seen in bright yellow over a house

In Ankara, Turkey, the moon was seen in bright yellow over a house

In New York, the moon was seen rising behind Lower Manhattan and a World Trade Center

In New York, the moon was seen rising behind Lower Manhattan and a World Trade Center

In Istanbul, Turkey, the moon can be seen hanging over the Great Camelia Mosque

In Istanbul, Turkey, the moon can be seen hanging over the Great Camelia Mosque

A special moon was seen rising over the La Blatter River in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A special moon was seen rising over the La Blatter River in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In Madrid, a bird stood in its nest as the rare Blue Moon rose behind it

In Madrid, a bird stood in its nest as the rare Blue Moon rose behind it

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