When is the Full Hunters Moon in October 2017? Discover the origins of the name, and the history of the October Moon.
Full Hunters Moon
This is the first Full Moon following September’s Harvest Moon. It rises just after sunset and sets around sunrise, so this is the only night in the month when the Moon is in the sky all night long.
Some Native American tribes referred to October’s 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.”
Moon Phases for October (EDT)
See the Moon Phase Calendar to get dates and times for YOUR town.
|Full Moon: October 5, 2:40 P.M.|
|Last Quarter: October 12, 8:25 A.M.|
|New Moon: October 19, 3:12 P.M.|
|First Quarter: October 27, 6:22 P.M.|
For your next full Moon, see our Full Moon Dates chart.
October Observatory Show
Watch our October Moon Show from last year for beautiful live Moon shots, fascinating Moon facts, and fun folklore!
Click below to watch a replay of the video!
Hunter’s Moon Video
Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts. Click below to watch the video.
Best Days in October 2017
Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon’s sign and phase in October.
- Aboveground crops: 25, 26
- Belowground crops: 15–17
For Setting Eggs:
- 9, 10, 28
- 1–5, 19–31
Moon Facts and 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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