October Hunter’s Full Moon
The October Hunter’s Full Moon was a beautiful one. It was big, bright and orange, a perfect Halloween pumpkin moon. If you look closely, can you see a face? I’m not going to give it away, see if you can find the “Man on The Moon”.
It seems as if he’s watching us all.
As that old man rises, the clouds thicken and covers his face. He’s also getting lighter in color, he’s beginning to loose his orange face.
Has anyone else noticed on the right side of the “Man on the Moon”, that the Star Trek emblem is up there?
October Hunter’s Full Moon Facts
When I took these photos it was the second day of the October Hunter’s Full Moon. The Moon was at 98.7% full, at Waning Gibbous, but to the naked eye, he still looks full.
Most of the names of the Moon comes from the Native Americans or Folklore. The Hunter’s Moon is also called Travel Moon, Dying Grass Moon, Blood Moon or the Sanguine Moon. Every three years the October Full Moon is also called the Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon name is given to the Full Moon which is closest to the September equinox, when fall begins. Most years it’s in September, but every three years it’s in the month of October.
Hunter’s moon is mentioned in the Anglo Saxon name for the Full Moon of October. This is the time for hunting and preparing for winter and boy this winter is going to be a rough one! It’s definitely a good time to start prepping.
In the photo above you can see a long thin cloud floating by. Just below that cloud is a small dark line over to the right. That line was a small plane flying by, my camera didn’t pick it up very well but hey it did show up.
The next Hunter’s Moon and Harvest Moon 2020: October 1, 2020. It may seem like a long way off, but the way time has been flying by. It will be here very soon. The year 2020 is going to be an interesting one and hopefully a great one!