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Posted by Bob on October 19, 2005

In Reply to: Hunter's moon posted by ESC on October 18, 2005

: We've discussed this phrase before. And a beautiful moon it is in Kentucky. Go to the link to see a picture.

: Posted on Tue, Oct. 18, 2005
: Herald Leader (Lexington, Ky.)
: Accessed October 18, 2005.
: Hunter's Moon lights October night scene

: At one time, the full moon of October was known as the Hunter's Moon, or the Blood Moon.

: That's because the crops were in (thanks to September's Harvest Moon) and hunters could stay out all night, using bright moonlight to track the game needed to get through winter...


So none of this has to do with the autumnal equinox? If it's September, it's the harvest moon, and October the hunter's moon? Is there a "first full moon after the equinox" name, or am I thinking about the vernal equinox and something about Passover and Easter?