Get out and see the 'Hunter's Moon' rising tonight

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When will the full moon take place?

It's the full moon that follows September's harvest moon, which comes around the start of the autumn equinox.

It's also the only night in the month when the moon is in the sky all night long.

At this point in the year, sunset and moon rise are closer together than normal and it's this light that traditionally made October the best time to hunt.

The full moon that appears during the month of October is also known as Hunters Moon. It will officially become full at 12:45 p.m. It's thought to get its name from providing light for hunters to catch animals as daylight hours get shorter to prepare and preserve for the winter months.

The origins of the Hunter's moon hark back to the First Nations of North America.

Although this time the name of the full moon is quite unique, it doesn't really appear much different from the other full moons.

Now, these names are not random, rather there is always a reason behind the names of the full moons.

"The Moon will appear full for about three days centered around this time, from Tuesday morning through Thursday night", NASA says.

The moon, which has already put on a show, will shine brilliantly for the next few nights.

Hunter's Moon over the Swedish Archipelago by. That's also the reason it will look orange to you earlier in the evening.

The Orionids are particularly special because they are the debris left behind by Halley's comet during its past journey around the sun.

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