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October's Full Moon - The Full Hunter's Moon

October’s Full Moon | The Full Hunter’s Moon

October’s Full Moon | The Full Hunter’s Moon The month of October’s Full Moon is called the Full Hunter’s Moon.  It is called the “Hunter’s Moon” (or sometimes the “Blood Moon” or the “Sanguine Moon”).  It is the first Full Moon after the Harvest Moon (the Full Moon nearest the Autumnal equinox) and it gets its name from hunters […]

September's Full Moon - The Full Harvest Moon - Crops

September’s Full Moon | The Full Harvest Moon

September’s Full Moon | The Full Harvest Moon The month of September’s Full Moon is called the Full Harvest Moon.  The Harvest Moon gets its name from farmers who relied on the moon and its celestial schedule to harvest their crops.  Since most crops ripen in late summer and early autumn, farmers would have to harvest during this time […]

Solstice and Equinox - BrainPop Video

Solstices and Equinoxes | The seasons are about to change

Solstices and Equinoxes | The seasons are about to change   Solstices At two points throughout the year, the tilt of the Earth’s axis reaches its maximum angle compared to the Sun, and begins to move back the other direction.  This usually happens around June 21st and December 21st.  These days are known as solstices. […]

August's Full Moon - The Full Sturgeon Moon

August’s Full Moon | The Full Sturgeon Moon

August’s Full Moon | The Full Sturgeon Moon The month of August’s Full Moon is called the Full Sturgeon Moon.  August’s Full Sturgeon Moon got its name because some Native American tribes (especially the Algonquian peoples of Eastern North America) knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. Different […]