With summer long behind us, there’s no better way to ring in the new season than by taking in the beautiful sights of the first full moon of fall. Named the “Hunter’s Moon,” it will light up the sky with a glowing, orange-colored hue!
The best part? You can bask its pumpkin-like shine not once, but TWICE. It’ll appear whole on Sunday, October 9, and if you miss it the first night, it’ll appear again on Monday, October 10. So keep your eyes peeled on the night sky!
During this time of year, the full moon also goes by other names such as “Sanguine Moon, the “Dying Grass Moon” and the “Travel Moon.”
The best time to look for this gorgeous sight is as it rises — but only for about 15 minutes. To experience it in all its glory, the best time to view the moon is just after sunset, when it rises over the horizon. This will make the moon seem bigger than it really is when seen between buildings or surrounded by trees, known as the “moon illusion.”
The Hunter’s moon will reach peak illumination at approximately 4:54 p.m. eastern time. If you ask us, we recommend going somewhere high up to get the ideal view. So grab your friends, family or better half to enjoy this stunning kickoff to our fall season!
The next full moon will be November’s Beaver Moon. It will rise on November 8, 2022.