Here are highlights of the October 2013 Moon! The Almanac's monthly Moon guide keeps you informed about full Moon names, Moon phase dates, and Best Days by the Moon.
Full Moon Names
October is the month of the Full Hunter's Moon.
This was the time to hunt in preparation for winter. This full Moon is also called the Travel Moon and the Dying Grass Moon.
Moon Phase Dates 2013
All dates and times are ET. See the Moon Phase Calendar for your city/state.
|New Moon: October 4, 8:35 P.M.|
|First Quarter: October 11, 7:02 P.M.|
|Full Moon: October 18, 7:38 P.M.|
|Last Quarter: October 26, 7:40 P.M.|
For your next full Moon, see our Full Moon Dates chart.
Full Moon Video
Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts. In this video, learn about the Full Hunter's Moon. Click below to watch the video.
Best Days in October
Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon's sign and phase in October.
- Aboveground crops: 10, 11
- Belowground crops: 2, 3, 29, 30
For Setting Eggs:
- 13, 14, 21, 22
Moon Facts & Folklore
- The Moon is to the right of Venus on the 7th and to the right of Jupiter on the 24th.
- Corn planted under a waning Moon grows slower but yields larger ears.
- Babies born a day after the full Moon enjoy success and endurance.
- A new Moon in your dreams promises increased wealth or a happy marriage.
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