Technically full after midnight, watch for it 10/26 and 10/28, too.
The Moon waxes in the evening sky this week, wending her way through the autumnal constellations as she makes her way eastward along the ecliptic. Full Moon occurs on the 27th at 8:05 an Eastern Daylight Time. Octoberâ€™s Full Moon is popularly called the Hunterâ€™s Moon, and it shares almost the same horizon geometry as Septemberâ€™s Harvest Moon. In far northern latitudes this causes successive moonrises to occur at about the same time on the nights around the full phase, and this “extra” light gave hunters a little more time to pursue game across the stubble of the harvested fields. Some Native Americans referred to it as the Leaf-falling Moon or the Nut Moon. Because the autumn sky is filled with mostly dim, ill-defined constellation patterns Lunaâ€™s journey this week is a lonely one; there are no bright objects along her path to meet with.