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.
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.
- Aboveground crops: 19, 20
- Belowground crops: 9, 10
For Setting Eggs:
- 2, 3, 21, 29, 30
- 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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