Share your photos of the Hunter’s Moon

By on October 24, 2018

Image of a full moon earlier this year from the International Space Station. (Courtesy NASA)

Tonight’s full moon, called a Hunter’s Moon, will rise over the Atlantic Ocean at 6:41 p.m. It’s so named, according to the Farmer’s Almanac, because it is the first full moon with the leaves falling and deer fattened, meaning time to hunt.

According to NASA, the earliest use of the term “Hunter’s Moon” cited in the Oxford English Dictionary is from 1710.

“Some sources suggest that other names for the Hunter’s Moon are the Sanguine or Blood Moon, either associated with the blood from hunting or the turning of the leaves in fall,” NASA says on its website.

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While the full moon is tonight, it has appeared full since Tuesday and will remain that way through tomorrow, NASA says.

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