(10/31/2001)
By Dianne Weaver

No, it's not a trick, but a rare treat for sky-watchers. Tonight, October 31, there will be a Full Moon. A Full Moon on October 31, comes only once every 19 years.

Ghosts and goblins particularly, appreciate a Full Moon to light their way. They don't have those pesky torches and such to pack along, although, I'm told the Headless Horseman will be carrying his ever present lantern. Ol' Headless, if nothing else is fair, giving one a chance to see the lantern's glow and hear the hoof-beats, per chance to run.

Tonight will be the second Full Moon for October, 2001, the first was on October 2, and it will be a Blue Moon as well. In Eastern Canada and the United States the Moon will be full on the other side of midnight, still on Halloween night, but technically it will be November 1. However, ghosts and goblins pay little attention to technicalities, but don't be afraid...ah-ha-ha-ha-ha.

It is said that a Full Moon on Halloween, will look like a pumpkin or jack-o-lantern early in the evening and will shine bright-white at midnight. Tonight's Full Moon will be flanked by Seven Deadly Sisters. The Pleiades, or the Seven Sisters are a group of stars, which, when they are almost overhead at this time of year act as a signal to many peoples past and present that this is the time of year to honor the dead.

So as you're out and about tonight, look up and see the Full Moon and watch out for the Seven Sisters...they'll be watching you.


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