Friday, October 22, 2010

FULL HUNTER'S MOON RISES IN ITS FULLNESS ON OCTOBER 22, 2010

The Full Hunter's Moon shines brightly.


Menotomy Indian Hunter by sculptor Cyrus E. Dalton. This 1911 sculpture is located in Robbing Park, between Robbins Library and Town Hall in Arlington, Massachusetts.  Wikipedia July 17, 2005



According to Native American legend, the Full Hunter's Moon is the full moon for which they planned their big autumn hunt parties, to hunt food in preparation for winter. This full moon always follows The Full Harvest Moon. This moon rises sooner after sunset, and it shines almost all night long. It gave the hunters a greater advantage over their prey and gave them light to hunt by day and into the night.

2 comments:

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What an interesting legend Nancy and it sure makes sense too.

Meakin was lucky enough yesterday morning around seven a.m. to see the moon set. I've only seen it set once and the site was spectacular and one I'll never forget.
Sam

Nancy Simpson said...

Hi Sam, It's so good to hear from you. Tell Meakin I saw the moon set this morning and may have a good photo. I tried.