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Super Full Moon 16 October 2016 – Full Moon Calendar 2016

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The next full moon will be the Hunter’s Moon and will rise on Sunday, Oct. 16. While the event peaks at 12:23 a.m. EDT (0423GMT), the moon will appear full to the casual stargazer a day prior and after the peak day. The October full moon will coincide with the moon’s arrival at perigee, the point at which it is closest to Earth in its monthly orbit. Such Perigee Full Moon are also sometimes called Supermoon Full Moons. Here’s Our Full Story: October’s Full Hunter’s Moon (and Supermoon?) Rises This Weekend

Many cultures have given distinct names to each recurring full moon. The names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. The Farmer’s Almanac lists several names, and explains that there were some variations in the moon names, but in general, the same ones were used among the Algonquin tribes from New England on west to Lake Superior. European settlers followed their own customs and created some of their own names.

This is when full moons will occur in 2016, according to NASA:

Date    Name    U.S. East    UTC
Jan. 23    Wolf Moon    8:46 p.m.    01:46 (1/24)
Feb. 22    Snow Moon    1:20 p.m.    18:20
Mar. 23    Worm Moon    8:01 a.m.    12:01
Apr. 22    Pink Moon    1:24 a.m.    05:24
May 21    Flower Moon    5:15 p.m.    21:15
June 20    Strawberry Moon    7:02 a.m.    11:02
July 19    Buck Moon    6:57 p.m.    22:57
Aug. 18    Sturgeon Moon    5:27 a.m.    09:27
Sept. 16    Harvest Moon    3:05 p.m.    19:05
Oct. 16    Hunter’s Moon    12:23 a.m.    04:23
Nov. 14    Beaver Moon    8:52 a.m.    13:52
Dec. 13    Cold Moon    7:05 p.m.    00:05 (12/14

Chinese moon names
Month    Name    Month    Name
January    Holiday Moon    July    Hungry Ghost Moon
February    Budding Moon    August    Harvest Moon
March    Sleepy Moon    September    Chrysanthemum Moon
April    Peony Moon    October    Kindly Moon
May    Dragon Moon    November    White Moon
June    Lotus Moon    December    Bitter Moon
Full moon names often correspond to seasonal markers, so a Harvest Moon occurs at the end of the growing season, in September, and the Cold Moon occurs in frosty December. At least, that’s how it works in the Northern Hemisphere.

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