October's full moon has been on display since Monday night and will remain big and bright in the night sky through tonight, Oct. 21. Photo: Aubrey Gemignani // NASA

JACKSON, Wyo. —  In the Northern Hemisphere, the first full moon of the fall season has been visible since early this week.

Since Monday night October’s full moon has been on display, and will remain big and bright in the night sky through tonight, Oct. 21. It reached its peak yesterday, Oct. 20.

The full moon will be visible during night hours to the casual skywatcher, weather permitting.

The full Moon after the Harvest Moon is known as the Hunter’s Moon. The earliest use of the term “Hunter’s Moon” was cited in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1710. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, with the leaves falling and the deer fattened, it is time to hunt.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.