The next full moon will be visible this week, from Monday night through Thursday night. According to a researcher named Johnston, a space agency skywatching blogger, the official time of the full moon on October 20 will be 10:57 a.m. EDT. The moon may appear full for a day or two before and after the event.
According to a study, the word for the moon in October is called Hunter’s Moon; but, depending on when the September equinox occurs, it may also be termed as Harvest Moon every few years. Because Hunter’s Moon usually appears after the Harvest Moon, it may occur in October or November.
According to old research, which gives monthly moon names from early Native Americans, Colonial America, and European mythology, the Hunter’s Moon gets its name as people would go out hunting animals to be prepared for the upcoming winter.
Many of the traditional full moon names are inspired by natural patterns. One other name for the moon in October, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, is the Falling Leaves Moon, which is said to be a term from the Anishinaabe peoples. It illustrates the transition from summer to autumn.
A researcher said that the full moon in October has been important in history in the traditional Hindu calendar since it signifies the end of the month of Ashvin. It marks the end of Vassa, the three-month Buddhist fasting time for monks.
Aside from the moons, there are a few more astronomical events in the coming weeks. Saturday, November 6th, will be the last day of Daylight Saving Time, with daybreak at about 7:41 a.m. EDT, the year’s latest sunrise. Furthermore, if you have a backyard telescope, there should be some excellent evenings for viewing Jupiter and Saturn. Back in August, both planets were at their brightest spot all over the year, even after that it should still be seen.