I’m a bit late in posting this, so I’ll keep this short — October’s full moon is coming up this week on Wednesday night. Technically the moment of the full moon is early Thursday morning, which means there will be good full moon viewing opportunities both on Wednesday and Thursday.
Moonrise on Wednesday is at 5:59 pm (all times midcoast Maine), moonset on Thursday morning is 6:11 am, and moonrise on Thursday at 6:30 pm.
The October Full Moon is often called the Hunter’s Moon in years when the Harvest Moon is in September (this year is somewhat in dispute as in some locations this is a Harvest Moon, and in others it is a Hunter’s Moon, because the full moon time is right on the edge). Other names I love are The Moon of Falling Leaves, Moon of the Ripening, Dying Grass Moon, and the Wine Moon.
You’ll find in this post some of my photographs from previous October full moons, and you can see my full moon project on my website here.