This year the Julian and lunar calendar align to create an extra spooky Halloween.
In 2020 All Hallow’s Eve will be lit by a full moon, a blue moon in fact, a rare lunar event notating the second full moon in one calendar month. It’s also on a Saturday night, the ideal day for trick-or-treaters, partiers and college football fans.
The last time America saw a blue moon on Halloween was 1944. It’s not that rare of an occurrence for a Kentucky football game.
Saturday’s matchup against No. 5 Georgia at Kroger Field will be the 13th time the Wildcats have played on Halloween since 1900 and the first such meeting since the Wildcats lost 52-21 to Tennessee in 2015. The Wildcats are 4-8 on Halloween, last claiming a 14-7 win over Virginia Tech on October 31, 1987.