Wednesday 8 October 2014

Little Gnome Astronomical fact # 12

The Hunter`s Moon

Today the Moon is full, in some parts of the world there will be an eclipse of the Moon. This full Moon is known as the Hunters Moon.

All full moons have their own names they usually can be traced back hundreds of years to the monastic period of English history.

Last month we saw the Harvest Moon, many hundreds of years ago farmers used the light from the Moon to help get their crops harvested. This month they would use the moonlight to go hunting with their bow and arrows and spears to kill animals, they would cure the meat so they would have food over the winter months.

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