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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 […]

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 […]

June's Full Moon | The StrawberryMoon - HowToMakeScienceProjectsForKids

June’s Full Moon | The Full Strawberry Moon

June’s Full Moon | The Full Strawberry Moon The month of June’s Full Moon is called the Full Strawberry Moon.  June’s Full Strawberry Moon got its name because the Algonquian tribes of North America knew it as a signal to gather ripening fruit (especially strawberries). It is often known as the Full Rose Moon in Europe (where strawberries […]