Hunter's Moon to glow in October sky: Everything you need to know

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Across the world, the full moon rose high in the sky and illuminated the night but those those in central London saw something extra special as the it slowly passed through the fog behind the Shard.

The full October Hunter's Moon peaked on Wednesday night but will remain until Thursday night, according to NASA.

Other than suggesting the change of the season, people also have various spiritual beliefs related to astronomy around the October Full Moon. It will officially become full at 12:45 p.m.

The Algonquin Native American tribes referred to October's Moon as the Full Hunter's Moonbecause time to go hunting in preparation for winter. This particular moon is so called because it peaks in the Fall, at a time when the leaves are falling from trees and crops have been harvested, creating the ideal conditions for hunters, according to the Farmer's Almanac.

Despite usually appearing in October, once every four years the Hunter's Moon rises in November.

Now, these names are not random, rather there is always a reason behind the names of the full moons.

What is the Hunter's Moon? That's also the reason it will look orange to you earlier in the evening.

Like any meteor shower, the best place will be away from lights. Some lunar missions have brought samples back from the Moon's surface, but those are typically held by scientists and museums so they can be studied and shown off. It happens from October 2 to November 7 annually thanks from the debris from Halley's Comet.



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