When to See the Spooky Hunter's Moon at Peak Brilliance This Month

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Moon-gazers and star-heads, look up to admire the Hunter's moon in October.
Look to the sky on October 19 and 20 for a view of the Hunter's Moon in its full glory. The moon will be nearly 100 percent full on these days, and will project some beautifully reflected sunlight all over the earth...barring a cloudy night, of course.


When is the Hunter's Moon?

The moment of brightest illumination for the hunter's moon is at 10:57 A.M. ET on Wednesday, October 20. Of course, you won't be able to see it in the Northern hemisphere because the E arth is in the way, but it'll still be bright and full later on. You can use this moonrise calculator to see when the moon rises near you.

What is the Hunter's Moon exactly?

Sometimes called "blood moon" or "sanguine moon," the Hunter's Moon is the first full moon that follows the Harvest Moon—the full moon rising closest to the autumnal equinox. It's usually in October, but some years the Hunter's Moon rises in November.

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