Spooky blue moon to illuminate sky on Halloween

The night sky will bring an added treat this Halloween as it features a spectacle that has not occurred in nearly two decades.

Halloween is shaping up much differently this year due to the coronavirus pandemic with some communities electing to cancel trick-or-treating to reduce the risk of the virus spreading from one household to another. But in neighborhoods where young masqueraders will be going door-to-door collecting candy, they will have a bright full moon to help light the way.

This won’t be the typical full moon, either — it will be a blue moon.

The moon rises in the sky as seen through the Four Towers, or C.T.B.A. (Cuatro Torres Business Area) in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Contrary to its name, a blue moon does not appear blue in color. It is simply the nickname given to the second full moon in

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Families Celebrate a Spooky Science & STEM Halloween

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The Cradle of Aviation Museum’s annual Family Science Nights return with the beloved “Spooky Science Night” with two socially-distant and limited attendance family sessions on Friday, October 30th at 5pm and 7pm. Each session is packed with stimulating family-fun, STEM activities and a Halloween parade to entertain the entire family. Tickets are $15.00 per person; $10 for Museum Members. All activities are included with admission. All tickets must be purchased in advance, no tickets will be sold at the door. Ideal for kids in grades K-5. Info is available at www.cradleofaviation.org/spook…

Activities include:

● Frankenstein Hands: Use your mad scientist skills to dissect frozen hands to discover what is trapped inside.

● Candy Catapults: Protecting your Halloween hoard is serious business. Construct and test your own catapults.

● Boo-Be-Gones: You ain’t afraid of

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Spooky! SpaceX To Launch Next NASA Astronaut Mission To The ISS On Halloween

NASA and SpaceX have announced the date for the first operational mission of the Crew Dragon spacecraft, following a test flight to the International Space Station (ISS) earlier this year.

The mission, called Crew-1, is scheduled to lift off on a Falcon 9 rocket on Halloween, Saturday, October 31 from Cape Canaveral in Florida. On board will be NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, along with Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi.

The spacecraft will dock a day after launching, on November 1, when the astronauts will enter the ISS and become part of its crew.

Speaking earlier this week, the Crew-1 astronauts talked about the upcoming mission – which had been pushed back from October 23 – and revealed a few interesting details, including the name for the spacecraft.

“The Crew-1 Dragon capsule, number 207, will henceforth

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