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Hunter's Moon: October Full Moon Phases

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Find the October Hunter's Moon phases for 2015—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.

Full Moon Names

In 2015, the Full Moon falls on October 27—and there is a total lunar eclipse. 

The eclipse will be fully visible from Western North America (and Alaska and Hawaii), but observers in Eastern North America will only be able to see part of the eclipse before the Moon sets below the horizon. See more details on our Eclipse page.

Some Native American tribes referred to this Moon as the Full Hunter's Moon, as it was the time to go hunting in preparation for winter. This full Moon is also called the Travel Moon and the Dying Grass Moon.

This is the first Full Moon following the Harvest Moon last month. It rises around sunset and sets around sunrise, the only night in the month when the Moon is in the sky all night long.

Read more about Full Moon names and meaning.

October Moon Dates 2015

All times are Eastern Daylight Time. See the Moon Phase Calendar for YOUR city/state.

Last Quarter: October 4, 5:06 P.M.
New Moon: October 12, 8:06 P.M.
First Quarter: October 20, 4:31 P.M.
Full Moon: October 27, 8:05 A.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 2015

Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon's sign and phase in October.

For Harvesting:

  • Aboveground crops: 19, 20
  • Belowground crops: 9, 10

For Setting Eggs:

  • 2, 3, 21, 29, 30

For Fishing:

  • 12-27

See Best Days for more activities.

Moon Folklore

  • 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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I was born on a full moon,

By Lunalover

I was born on a full moon, and am in my mid 40s now. It is not an easy position to carry through one's life. Astrologically, your emotional expression and means of feeling, and your basic ego/self are always in opposition. The sun does cast light which illuminates, and the moon has no light of her own so does benefit from the sun's, of course. So my ego and sense of self informs my emotional state. I have ended up fairly neurotic as a result. Just something to bear in mind.

It may seem very romantic and magical, and it definitely has beauty of its own inherent, but it is a very difficult placement speaking from experience. The moon also represents the mother in astrological terms, and one might wish to be cognisant of this. My Aries moon does reflect my (non) relationship with her and the difficulties that I had to face, represented in this position. I think a Taurus moon is better in a lot of ways. And others, dependent upon what the rest of the sky is up to.

I do add the caveat, vive la difference. Long live diversity. It's a hard enough world already though. May as well find whatever advantage we can.

Hi, My Estimated Delivery

By Lasitha


My Estimated Delivery date is 9th Oct 2014. However could you please let me know which will be the best date to deliver in the month of October? In my case, mostly it will be a C-section. (That's what doctors say)


The best day to deliver your

By Lakyn

The best day to deliver your baby is TODAY

What is the significance of

By hawley

What is the significance of being born under a full moon and how can i find out what moon phase was in november 21st 1982 my mother believes the alighnment of the stars and moon and planets are a part of who were are when we enter this life

To find out what Moon phase

By Almanac Staff

To find out what Moon phase was on a particular date from 1902 to 2037, you can use our Moon Phases and Lunar Calendar at:


Just put in the zip or postal code to tailor the data to your location (Moon phase date is dependent on local time, and sometimes the date will change depending on what time zone you are in.)

It looks like November 21, 1982, was 2 days before First Quarter (so it was a waxing crescent Moon).

As for the significance of being born under a full Moon astrologically speaking, the answer can get a little lengthy, depending on how many other factors you are considering, too. We'd suggest that you post your question on our Astrology and Signs Forum. Someone there would probably be able to help answer your question.


Or, you can search online for "full Moon," "astrology," "significance," and "born" and you'll see several astrology sites that may help.

How can I find out if my

By Lori B30

How can I find out if my husband was born on a full moon night. He is fascinated by the moon and I wonder if he was born under a full moon.


By Mandy Mowery


I looked mine up. This site chronicles from 1900-2050

It does conflict with the FA

By Rob Neal

It does conflict with the FA though. It says the Oct. full moon is on the 19th. While the FA says the 18th.

Today is my birthday and it

By tiffany h

Today is my birthday and it was nice to see this moon on the way to taking my guy to work. It was great to start my birthday with something so pretty.


By Allison Waterman


I was born on a full moon in

By Katymarie92

I was born on a full moon in '92. My baby girl is due in just a few days but everyone is saying she will come on the next full moon (this Friday) I would hope so, to me that would be a great night for her to come. I have always loved the moon.

My son was born on a Full

By BarbMc

My son was born on a Full Moon in '92 as well. As a two year old he would point out the moon, even if it was just a sliver, in broad daylight. We called him our moon child. Here's to a happy, healthy baby when ever she decides to join you!

I have to wonder one thing...

By celtblood

I have to wonder one thing... since the OFA insists on incorrectly listing Midsummer and Midwinter as the Beginning of Summer and the Beginning of Winter, does that mean we should follow suit and consider the Full Moon to really be the Dark Moon, and thus pretend the Dark or New Moon falls on the Full Moon? (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

I have to wonder why you feel

By georgewilson

I have to wonder why you feel the need to continually correct the OFA on their own Web site. I have seen your name multiple times and they've even responded to you. Consider that they different point of view and be respectful of it, as they are of you.

Do NOT deliver on FULL MOON !

By No Joke

Do NOT deliver on FULL MOON ! I am ***Very*** serious !

Why would you say this? Many

By BarbMc

Why would you say this? Many babies are born on the full moon, and unless it's a planned C-section it's not as if we have much choice. My first child was born on the full moon, and although it was intense, it was also a magical experience, so powerful. I felt invigorated after that birth in a way that didn't happen with my second birthing which was not on the full moon.

We try to plant seeds under a

By ruth quinto

We try to plant seeds under a waxing moon - and leave things be under a waning moon. Does this make sense?

I see the comment about corn growing slower but with bigger cobs under a waning moon, and wonder .......

Thanks for your input.


Hi, Ruth, Above-ground crops

By Almanac Staff

Hi, Ruth, Above-ground crops are planted during the light of the Moon (new to full); below-ground crops are planted during the dark of the Moon (from the day after it is full to the day before it is new again). Planting is done in the daytime; planting at night is optional!

I hv a lots of complications

By sheetal ahuja

I hv a lots of complications in my delivery.... nd doctors advised me for secerion..... nw we r deciding for the date 18 oct.... is it a gud day for my baby nd me

no the 19th is a gud day 4 yu


no the 19th is a gud day 4 yu nd yur bby

Just got back from a Hallow's

By Anonymous666 321

Just got back from a Hallow's eve spirit hunt in an old cemetery ... got some eerie stuff on voice recorder...glad we had plenty of moonlight to light our path

I have just been walking with

By Anna Lupton

I have just been walking with one of our Labradors in the field.No need for a torch as the moon is full and the sky is clear.There are lots of stars out too. make me really appreciate that I live here -www.carrhousefarm.co.uk

I was born on the full moon.

By Kala King

I was born on the full moon. 11/1/1963. Full moons have always felt special to me,like they are dropping by for a visit.

I know exactly how you feel..

By elena parodi

I know exactly how you feel.. i was born on 2-6-66.. my mother says i was the most magical birth .. all my emotions follow the lunar cycle.. i know when he moon s going to be full 3 days before it is.. that's when my spiritual energy is at it's peak...

Preparing for rituals.

By witchbroomstick

Preparing for rituals.

What herbs do u best like

By Anna M.

What herbs do u best like using?

I want to charge crystals and

By Moon Child

I want to charge crystals and consecrate candles. Is a Hunter's Moon appropriate?

I love the moon

By Maria sweetness

I love the moon

Look forward to this

By Adrienne Jensen

Look forward to this information on the moon

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