Hunter’s Moon

On October 9, look for the full moon, Hunter’s Moon. This moon is named because as Native Americans prepared for cold months, they looked to October’s full moon to gather meat for the winter. The Hunter’s Moon is similar to the Harvest moon. The Hunter’s Moon rises on successive days for only about 40 minutes later than the previous day making the periods of darkness between sunset and sunrise shorter. The fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, and hunters could easily see deer and fox that had come searching for fallen grains by the light of the moon.