10/27/2015 – Ephemeris – Hunter’s Moon
Ephemeris for Tuesday, October 27th. The Sun will rise at 8:13. It’ll be up for 10 hours and 25 minutes, setting at 6:39. The Moon, at full today, will rise at 7:09 this evening.
Tonight’s full moon is known as the Hunter’s Moon because it is the full moon after the harvest moon. The minute the Moon will be full will be at 7:05 this morning, about an hour before it sets. This was the time Native Americans and Europeans went out to secure the meat for the winter. And it also coincides with the time of year of our hunting seasons. So in that regard it fits nicely. The names of the full moons throughout the year generally mesh with the activities or weather conditions of that month. For instance December’s full moon is the Cold Moon or the Long Nights Moon. December has the longest nights. This list is taken from farmersalmanac.com, the website of the Old Framers Almanac, from which I’ve been getting folklore tidbits for years.
Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.
Other sources for full moon names: