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Full Moon October 18, 2013

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Full Moon
Full Moon

The following video, featuring Amy Nieskens, is from The Old Farmer’s Almanac

The Moon will be 100% full October 18, 2013 at 4:37 P.M. Las Vegas time.

From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Some Native American tribes referred to this Moon as the Full Hunter’s Moon, as it was the time to go hunting in preparation for winter.

It rises around sunset and sets around sunrise, the only night in the month when the Moon is in the sky all night long.

This full Moon is also called the Travel Moon and the Dying Grass Moon.

From The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post | By Sara Gates | Posted: 10/16/13 EDT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2013: Earth’s Shadow To Fall On Full Moon On Friday, Oct. 18

October’s full moon has a bonus in store for skywatchers this year.

A penumbral lunar eclipse — so called because only the incomplete outer portion of the Earth’s shadow, or penumbra, falls across the moon — is expected to reach its deepest point at 7:50 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 18.

Unlike total eclipses, in which Earth’s umbra — the central region of its shadow — darkens the moon entirely, a penumbral lunar eclipse involves only a slight dimming. Skywatchers should expect to see a much more subtle sight — with a shadow on the lower half of the full moon — like the eclipse pictured below. More from The Huffpost.

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