Posted by ESC on October 19, 2005

In Reply to: Equinoxes posted by Bob on October 19, 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.)
: : www.kentucky.com/ mld/kentucky/12929648.htm Accessed October 18, 2005.
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: : 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...

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: 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?

Beats me. Here's some stuff from previous discussions. Somebody needs to write a moon phrase book.

from www.farmersalmanac.com/ Accessed 1999.
Traditional names given to each month's full moon from the "Old Farmer's Almanac"
January Wolf Moon
Feb Snow Moon
March Worm Moon
April Pink Moon
May Flower Moon
June Strawberry Moon
July Buck Moon
August Sturgeon Moon
Sept Harvest Moon
October Hunter's Moon
Nov Beaver Moon
Dec Cold Moon

Black moon - 2 new moons in 1 month
Blue moon - 2 full moons in 1 month