Hunter's Moon: How and where to watch the lunar marvel over the next three days
A follow up to the September's Harvest Moon, the Hunter's Moon will be visible in the sky for the next three days.
A special full moon known as the Hunter's Moon graced the skies on Sunday night. A follow up to the September's Harvest Moon, the Hunter's Moon will be visible in the sky for three days, until Tuesday morning, according to NASA.
The moon gets its name because it aids hunters on hunts after the harvest. When animals are lured to come to get the scraps of the harvest, because of the bright full moon, they can be hunted easily. This was also the time that the animals would be fattened after the harvest and humans would have to stock up food for the winter.
According to the Farmer's Almanac, which provides long-range weather predictions, this full moon is also called the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon by Native Americans. It also says that this Moon, in particular, has a special place in Native American, and Western European cultures as a feast day.
The next two moons on this year's calendar fall on November 12 when the Beaver Moon will be up at 8:34 AM and December 12 where you can see the Cold Moon at 12:12 AM. The Beaver Moon or the Frosty Moon is a time to catch beavers in order to get their fur for the winter. As for the Cold Moon, this night is the "longest and darkest", according to the Almanac.