Get a beach chair, a scarf and a six-pack. If you look up tonight, you will see a bright orange hunter's moon.
When it appears over the horizon at sunset tonight (October 12), it should appear in bright colors.
A hunter's moon is the name for the moon feeling of a full moon, which appears in October.
Yesterday, the moon was only about 90 percent lit in the UK – but during the night and tomorrow, it will fill up slowly before peaking around 22:07 (on 13 October).
For celestial observers on this side of the pond, the full moon reaches its peak about three hours after sunset / moonrise.
Loud ForbesAlso, the hunter's moon of this month seems to be particularly small with only 14 percent of the size of the average full moon.
This is not always the case with Hunter's Moons – it's just that the moon is particularly far away this year, only 400,000 miles from Earth.
But why is it called Hunter's Moon? Supposedly, it is named after the hunts that were done to prepare for the winter.
As per The expresssaid the almanac of the old farmer:
Some people believe that this full moon was called the full moon of the hunter because it signaled the time to go hunting in preparation for the winter.
Because the harvesters had recently harvested the fields under the harvest moon, the hunters could easily see the fattened deer and other animals that had come out – and the foxes and wolves that had come out to chase them.
According to the almanac, the term "Hunter's Moon" was already coined in 1710 in the Oxford English Dictionary – it is also referred to as Harvest Moon and is also the full moon, which comes closest to the Autumn Equinox.
This means that the harvest moon may appear in September or October, while the hunter's moon may appear in either October or November.
There are an amazing number of names for species of full moons all year round. In January it is a wolf moon, in February it is a snow moon, in March it is a worm moon, in April it is a pink moon, in May it is a flower moon and in June it is a strawberry moon.
In the second half of the year it will be a Buck Moon in July, a Sturgeon Moon in August, a Full Corn Moon in September, a Hunter's Moon in October, a Beaver's Moon in November and a Cold Moon in December ,
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After graduating as an NCTJ and BCTJ accredited multimedia journalist at Glasgow Caledonian University, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism as a freelance film journalist. Meanwhile, he has left his Scottish home and settled as a journalist at UNILAD.