The past day or so the moon has been lovely over our valley . Last nights moon was a full moon in the Northern Hemisphere called the Hunters Moon . Papa saw it and pointed it out to me as it was rising and some what hiding behind the trees at the top of our valley so off I went with camera in hand , mooning it lol !.
In skylore, every full moon has many names, and most are tied to the months of the year. But some moons are tied to seasons, such as the Harvest and Hunter’s Moons. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. The Hunter’s Moon is the full moon after the Harvest Moon. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the 2015 autumnal equinox came on September 23. The September 27 full moon – night of a total lunar eclipse – was the Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon. So the full moon on October 26 and 27 is the Northern Hemisphere’s Hunter’s Moon.
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.
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.
I found the air and atmosphere in the valley damp and so the moon took on different colours as it was rising and had a glow to it that was hazy looking !
I find the moon fascinating and of course beautiful , nature never ceases to amaze me !
Until next time .