What you need to know about October's full Hunter's Moon.

The Full Hunter’s Moon will reach peak fullness on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 5:08 p.m., but will appear full for three days.

The first full moon after the Harvest Moon is the Hunter’s Moon, always the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox. This moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise and is in the sky all night long. The Hunters Moon looks bigger and a brighter orange than your typical Moon, but the Farmers Almanac says it's just a “Moon Illusion.”

The “Hunter’s Moon” name was first used in 1710 in the Oxford English Dictionary. The Farmers Almanac says other, other names used as the Hunter’s Moon are:

    • Dying Grass Moon
    • Travel Moon
    • Sanguine
    • Blood Moon


For Harvesting

  • Aboveground crops: 4, 5, 6
  • Belowground crops: 14, 15, 16

For Fishing

  • 1–13
  • 27–31


  • 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.

Submitted by Sarah Shea on September 27, 2016
Farmers Almanac

The first full moon on or before October 31st is the Witches moon. This night is when the veil between the worlds is the thinnest and you can receive prophecy if you are of a lineaged bloodline. If you live in a place or area that is haunted, or if you work in a place where someone has passed, if a ghost wants to materialize, this night will be when it will happen.

From the full Moon through November 3, we’ll experience the darkest mornings of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. See your sunrise, sunset, and day length times.

Sunday, November 3, brings Daylight Saving Time at 2 A.M. Before you go to bed Saturday night, “fall back” on the hour, making the change to Standard Time.

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