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

27 October, 2018, 19:43 | Author: Tara Reeves
  • Hunter’s Moon Uranus & Orionid meteor shower make for spectacular views

Since the harvesters used to be reaped from the fields by this time, the full moon helped the hunters see their prey as well as the other wild animals, who had come to attack them, quite easily.

The full October Hunter's Moon peaked on Wednesday night but will remain until Thursday night, according to NASA. It is also known as blood moon due to the orange-red tinge of the moon.

It's also the only night in the month when the moon is in the sky all night long. Try a park, away from city lights early before dawn.

These hunts would take place throughout October, stocking up food for the winter ahead.

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). This is why the October's full moon has been named the Hunter's Moon.

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Therefore, the month of the Mourning Moon varies. The Moon resides in the northern part of the constellation Cetus.

First quarter: The moon appears half-illuminated from Earth and has travelled about a quarter of the way around Earth since the New Moon, giving it its name.

Getting your hands on a piece of the Moon is pretty darn hard for most of us. 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.

Some years, the Mourning Moon is in November, while other years, it is in December.

Waning crescent: Only a small portion of the moon receives direct sunlight.



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