FULL HUNTER’S MOON – OCTOBER – This year the Harvest Moon actually was in September because that’s when it was the closest to Autumn Equinox. Therefore, October’s full moon is called the Hunter’s Moon this year! When October’s Full Moon follows a September Harvest Moon, it is also called the Blood Moon or Sanguine Moon.
The Full Hunter’s Moon gets it’s name from the Native American Indians. Fields of grain have been reaped and deer & foxes come out at night to eat the leftover fallen grain to fatten up for the coming winter. When the Full Hunter’s Moon rises, the moon light shines through the bare tree branches & hunter’s can easily see the animals coming out of the forest. Native Americans hunted during this full moon to store up meat to see them through the long winter. Western Europe and many Native American tribes celebrate the Full Hunter’s Moon as an important feast day.