The Rising Of The Hunter's Moon Over Beverley
Jan Harris, Assistant Editor
Every full moon gets given a name depending on the month in which it falls.
The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox and is the most familiar of all the names given to full moons. This moon appears in the month of September.
The Hunter’s Moon is the full moon after the Harvest Moon and appears in the month of October.
In the Northern Hemisphere the Hunter's Moon appears on the 24 October.
Mark Thompson took the photo of the Hunter's Moon rising over Beverley, Yorkshire yesterday evening (24 October).
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Full Moon Names:
January - Wolf Moon
February - Snow Moon
March - Worm Moon
April - Pink Moon
May- Flower Moon
June - Strawberry Moon
July - Buck Moon
August - Sturgeon Moon
September - Harvest Moon
October - Hunter's Moon
November - Beaver Moon
December - Cold Moon
Blue Moon - Some years have an extra full moon which happens approximately every two or three years.
Many of these ancient moon names have been given based on the behaviour of the plants, animals, or weather during that month.
It is said that they were adopted Native American names and included into our modern calendar. However the Full Moon names we now use also have Anglo-Saxon and Germanic roots.
Why a Blue Moon?
This is the name given to the moon in a month or year which has an extra full moon.
We often hear the phrase 'once in a Blue Moon' meaning that something is rare. If the moon actually looks blue this is caused by a rare type of dust or smoke particles in the atmosphere. This can happen after a dust storm, volcanic eruption or forest fire.
The Rising Of The Hunter's Moon Over Beverley, 25th October 2018, 22:00 PM