Hunters Moon 2017 by Andrew Symes @Failedprotostar from the VirtualAstro Flickr group
Hunters Moon 2018 – October’s Full Moon
This months Full Moon also known as the Hunters Moon in folklore, occurs on October 24th 2018 at 17:45 BST. It is one of the years most striking Full Moons, due to the time of year with autumn well underway.
Hunters Moon in Folklore
The name “Hunters Moon” is the name given to it in folklore. It is also the first Full Moon after the Harvest Moon.
Ancient American peoples gave names to each Full Moon. These names usually reflected the circumstances of the land and season at the time.
With the Hunters Moon, ancient peoples had already brought in the harvest. The almost bare trees of autumn made it possible to stalk prey by moonlight. Many of the hunters prey were well fattened after the summer, such as deer and other animals and easily spotted in the moonlight. It was at this time the hunters would go out and start storing meat for the winter. This is why the Moon at his time of year is known as the Hunters Moon.
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