October’s hunter’s moon: How it got its name and the history behind it


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The earliest use of the term ‘hunters moon’ is cited in the Oxford English Dictionary from 1710.

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Wednesday’s full moon is the hunter’s moon.

According to NASA, the moon, which peaked at 10:57 a.m. ET, will be headed east toward the International Date Line on Thursday past Australian Central Standard Time.


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the agency said In an October 14 blog post that the Moon will appear full on Thursday night.

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NASA notes that the earliest use of the term “hunter’s moon” is cited in the Oxford English Dictionary from 1710.

According to the farmer’s almanac, the moon signifies the time of hunting after the harvest.

The hunter moon, which follows the harvest moon, was also called the traveling, dying grass, bayonet or blood moon by Algonquin tribes.

NASA’s Gordon Johnston wrote, “Some sources indicate that the names dying grass, bayonet and blood moon are related to leaves turning and dying with the onset of plant fall.” “Others indicate that the names sanguine or blood moon are associated with hunting to prepare for winter.”

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This full moon marks the end of the Hindu calendar month Ashwin and the Burmese calendar month Thadingyut.

For Buddhists, the observance of Pavarana on this day marks the end of a three-month period of fasting called Moon Vasa.

For Hindus, it is the harvest festival of Sharad Purnima and in Myanmar, the moon corresponds to the three-day Thadingyut Lights Festival.

In Laos, the moon corresponds to the Boat Racing Festival or Boun Suang Hua.

Lucy Moon is another name for the moon, a NASA mission launched late last week to study Trojan asteroids.

Specially, orionid meteor shower They also peaked on Wednesday, but Bill Cook of the NASA Meteorite Environment Office said they are likely to “show weak activity this year.”

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