On October 20, 2020, Hunter’s Moon will be full in the cooling night sky. Who decided that this moon is named after hunting? Well, Let’s find out together.
Why is it called Hunter’s Moon?
The Hunter’s Moon is the late October full moon. During this time of year, game animals are fattening up for winter and in the next few weeks is when Hunting season typically occurs. This naming convention started in Western Europe by the Anglo-Saxons and carried over to North America since winter’s timing was similar.