“Hunter’s moon” has been a favorite topic among stargazers and astronomers. This term is used for a full moon that rises in the skies during the month of October. It was named after traditional folklore where it was said that hunters killed prey during the bright moonlight, saving food for the following harsh winters.
Below we have gathered some pictures of this year’s hunter moon from all around the world. Take a look!
Often times, people confuse the Harvest moon and Hunter’s moon with each other. Although the harvest moon precedes the latter in the month of September, it usually comes in October after every four years. To avoid such mixing up, different names have been given to each month’s moon across different regions.
This Hunter’s moon is linked with feasting as well. In some native tribes of the Northern Hemisphere region, a big feast used to be held to mark the appearance of this October moon. But, there this is a long-forgotten tradition now. However, there is a yearly festival associated with it held in September or early October every year since 1968 in Lafayette, Indiana.
The Dynamic and Energetic team Scientia.