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Full Hunter’s Moon: October, 15 at 9:25 P.M. Pacific Time

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Full Hunter's Moon
Full Hunter’s Moon

From The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Some Native American tribes referred to October’s Moon as the Full Hunter’s Moon as it was the time to go hunting in preparation for winter. This full Moon is also called the “Travel Moon” and the “Dying Grass Moon.”

This is the first Full Moon following September’s Harvest Moon. It rises just after sunset and sets around sunrise, so this is the only night in the month when the Moon is in the sky all night long.


Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts. In this video, learn about the Full Hunter’s Moon. Click below to watch the video.


The Moon passes above Venus on October 3, to the right of Saturn on the 5th, and above Mars on the 7th and 8th.
Corn planted under a waning Moon grows slower but yields larger ears.
Babies born a day after the full Moon enjoy success and endurance.
A new Moon in your dreams promises increased wealth or a happy marriage.


Full Moon – October 4, 2009: (The) Summer Moon or Harvest Moon

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Adobe Moon in the City
Adobe Moon in the City
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Time for another Full Moon! The moon will be 100% full October 4, 2009 at 12:11 A.M. Las Vegas time.


“American Indians gave names to each of the full moons to keep track of the passing year. The names are associated with the entire month until the next full moon occurs. Since a lunar month averages 29 days, the dates of the moons change from year to year. Here are titles most closely associated with calendar months”
According to Western Washington University the name for the October moon in the Zuni language is: li’dekwakkwya lana or big wind moon.


Back East:
“Historically the Native Americans who lived in the area that is now the northern and eastern United States kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to the recurring full Moons. Each full Moon name was applied to the entire month in which it occurred. These names, and some variations, were used by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.” read more from The Old Farmer’s Almanac
The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores.

The moon will be 100% full on October, 4 at 12:11 A.M. Las Vegas time.

The [c.2009-Adobe Moon in the City] poster is available for purchase. The full moon in this poster was photographed in Las Vegas in the 90s. The image was inserted into it’s “frame” with a Photoshop type application. The poster is 24″x36″.

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