October Full Moon

By: Myles Henderson
By: Myles Henderson

Full Moon on Sunday, October 4th at 6:10 A.M.

With plenty of clear skies this weekend, you probably notice the bright moon lighting up the night sky. Technically the full moon occurred Sunday morning at 6:11 A.M. The October full moon is nicknamed the Harvest Moon or the Hunter's Moon.

The Harvest Moon occurs closest to the Autumnal Equinox (start of fall). In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October.

At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon. Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S.

If you see a good shot of the Full Moon, snap a picture and email it to us weather@newsplex.com. We may even put it on air!
Read More Blogs
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability
Gray Television, Inc.