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Slooh and The Old Farmer’s Almanac are keeping an eye on the rising Full Moon in October, known to some as the Full Hunter’s Moon.

During the live broadcast, Slooh host Paul Cox will be joined by Janice Stillman, Editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac to discuss the origins of the name, and the history of the October Moon.

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, “Some Native American tribes referred to October’s Moon as the Full Hunter’s Moon as it was the time to go hunting in preparation for winter. This full Moon is also called the Travel Moon” and the Dying Grass Moon.”

Many believe that the October 2016 Moon marks the first in a series of Supermoons this year, but that’s not actually true. There is only one Supermoon, or Mega Moon, when the Moon reaches Perigee, the closest point to Earth in its orbit. That Moon will appear during November’s Full Moon. During the show, Slooh Astronomer and Astronomy Editor for the Old Farmer’s Almanac, Bob Berman, will be on hand to explain the difference between the two.

 

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