There’s no better way to ring in the Halloween weekend than by taking in the sights of the upcoming full Hunter’s Moon. On Saturday, October 28th, it will reach peak illumination at 4:24 p.m. ET.
Also named the “Dying Grass Moon” and “Falling Leaves Moon,” this full moon will illuminate the sky in an orange-colored tint just as it’s risen over the horizon, complementing the autumn season. To experience it in all its glory, the Old Farmer’s Almanac advises to wait until sunset. In Miami, the sun will set at 6:42 p.m. on October 28.
The moon may seem larger than its true size thanks to a phenomenon known as the “moon illusion,” allowing viewers to juxtapose it with terrestrial landmarks like buildings and trees.
The Hunter’s Moon gets its name because historically “it was a signal for hunters to prepare for the upcoming cold winter by going hunting. This is because animals were beginning to fatten up in preparation for the winter season… since fields had recently been cleared out under the Harvest Moon, hunters could easily spot deer and other animals that had come out to search for remaining scraps,” according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
If you’re looking to see the moon while celebrating Halloween this weekend, head to the THesis Hotel on Saturday for a Halloween Full Moon Circle. Running from 7 to 9 p.m., the ceremony will include mediation, slow-flow yoga, journaling, affirmation cards, costumes and a Halloween-themed altar. Find more Halloween events like this one here.
The next full moon won’t be until November 27, which is known as the Beaver Moon. So get ready for a dazzling lunar experience you won’t want to miss!