Next Full Moon: October 27, 2015 Full Moons After: October 16, 2016 October 5, 2017 October 24, 2018 October 13, 2019 October 1, 2020 October 31, 2020 (Blue Moon) (dates based on EST)
Full Moon Names
Hunter's Moon (Algonquian Name) Harvest Moon (English Name) Other Names:
Dying Grass Moon
Vap Poya (Sinhala/Buddhist Name) Positional Name: Early Fall
This time represents the onset of prime hunting season.
Heavy foliage is drifting away as quick as the season, and deer are a bit buggy
this time of year. That means they are easy to see clearly and easily downed
for the First People's purposes.
This is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn
equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in
some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late
into the night by the light of this Moon. Usually the full Moon rises an
average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the
Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just
25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for
much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the
chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering.