Published: Sat, October 27, 2018
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October’s full moon 2018: When is full moon rise time today?

October’s full moon 2018: When is full moon rise time today?

When will the full moon take place? The Hunter's Moon is the full moon after the Harvest Moon.

Images from around the world show the Moon glowing eerily in the October night sky, whilst footage from Novotel London Canary Wharf shows a stunning timelapse of the Full Moon.

At this point in the year, sunset and moon rise are closer together than normal and it's this light that traditionally made October the best time to hunt.

This year's Hunter's Moon will dominate the sky on October 24. It will officially become full at 12:45 p.m.


The origins of the Hunter's moon hark back to the First Nations of North America.

The names of the full moons throughout the year originated hundreds of years ago from the Native Americans. "Since the harvesters have reaped the fields, hunters can easily see the fattened deer and other animals that have come out to glean (and the foxes that have come out to prey on them)".

Other than suggesting the change of the season, people also have various spiritual beliefs related to astronomy around the October Full Moon. The names are mostly given based on the month that the full moon appears in. This is why the October's full moon has been named the Hunter's Moon. It is also known as blood moon due to the orange-red tinge of the moon.

If you're eager to get a good look at tonight's lunar event, be sure to find an area with minimal light pollution.

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