Published: Sat, October 27, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

Hunter's Moon to glow in October sky: Everything you need to know

Hunter's Moon to glow in October sky: Everything you need to know

She wrote: "Storms moved out to sea as the full moon rose ..."

Full Hunter's Moon over Normandy sky by.

The Hunter's Moon, also known as a sanguine or "blood" Moon, traditionally refers to a full Moon that appears during the month of October however once every four years it doesn't appear until November. Other Native American tribes, who tied the full Moon names to the season's activities, called the full Moon the "Travel Moon" and the "Dying Grass Moon". It will officially become full at 12:45 p.m.

The names of the full moons throughout the year originated hundreds of years ago from the Native Americans.

The name harks back to the First Nations of North America.

At this point in the year, sunset and moon rise are closer together than normal and it's this light that traditionally made October the best time to hunt. According to some beliefs it is known as Hunters Moon because hunters during the month of October people hunted and killed deer in the moonlight.

Now, these names are not random, rather there is always a reason behind the names of the full moons.

Bottom line: Photos of the full Hunter's Moon in October 2018.

Traditionally, the last Full Moon before the winter solstice has also been named Mourning Moon.

For those wanting to witness Uranus in all its glory, this is the ideal time; by cosmic coincidence, it is at the ideal viewing location over the course of the next few days, with the Hunter's Moon lighting the way (though good binoculars will be needed to pick it out from the lunar glare). It happens from October 2 to November 7 annually thanks from the debris from Halley's Comet.

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