Hunter’s Moon shines bright through Jackson’s nights

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.

About The Author

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter who recently made Jackson home. Born and raised in Connecticut, she enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. She is most passionate about delivering and pursuing stories that directly impact the lives of individuals in the community. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.

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