Find the October Hunter's Moon phases—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.
Full Moon Names
October is the month of the Full Hunter's Moon.
This is the first Full Moon following the Harvest Moon last month.
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.
It rises around sunset and sets around sunrise, the only night in the month when the Moon is in the sky all night long.
This full Moon is also called the Travel Moon and the Dying Grass Moon.
Moon Phase Dates 2013
The full Moon is Friday, October 18, 7:38 p.m. EDT. 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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