This week we can see the whole of the October hunter's moon rise up to the sky at dusk. The…
This week we can see the whole of the October hunter’s moon rise up to the sky at dusk.
The October Moon is called Hunters Moon because it comes at a time when the leaves usually fall from the trees, and the peasants have cleared their fields, making it easier for hunters to target their game.
“The earliest use of the term” Hunters Moon “cited in the Oxford English Dictionary is from 1710,” according to a NASA lunar blog by Gordon Johnston. “Some sources indicate that other names for Hunters Moon are the Sanguine or Blood Moon, either associated with the blood from hunting or turning the leaves of Fall.”
Domestic tribes identified October full moon with other names. In the northeast, the Algonquin people called the Beaver Moon. This name probably comes from the moment ̵
1; in the middle of autumn it’s a good time to put beaver traps before wetlands freeze over. Or it could have been because the beavers are known to be very busy this time of year as prepping for the winter.
Anyway, the month of the month comes with another advantage. The orionid meteoric rain sets on over the next few weeks and should still be visible in parts of the sky that are not washed by the moonlight.
The Orion Times have been described as the most beautiful meteor shower of the year – brilliant pieces of junk from Halley’s Comet, which sometimes appear to be fireball like when the earth passes through its heavenly property.
They move at about 148,000 mph through the atmosphere, with up to 20 visible meteors one hour.
While they are hosting today, NASA expects you will still be able to see them by November 7th.