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A Stunning & Massive Hunter’s Moon Will Shine Over Vancouver Next Month

Hunter's Moon

Photo: @nihtswegl / Instagram

You’ll want to look up at the sky for this one. A dazzling and massive Hunter’s Moon is set to appear over Vancouver next month.

The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, while the Hunter’s Moon is the full moon after the Harvest Moon.

This particular moon gets its name from hunters who tracked and killed their prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the winter ahead.

Other Native American tribes, who tied the full Moon names to the season’s activities, called the full Moon the “Travel Moon” and the “Dying Grass Moon.”

What makes this moon even more special is that it rises around sunset near the horizon, so it “may appear bigger and more orange than your typical moon”.

The October Full Moon will reach its fullest form on October 13th, 2019 at 5:08 p.m. ET.

If you want the best view, you should go as far away from the city lights as you can get. Parks, remote and rural areas are typically better for catching a glimpse of this natural wonder.

Below is a video that shares more information about this October moon:


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