A Hunter's Moon will shine over Vancouver this weekend

Nov 4 2017, 4:20 am

A Hunter’s Moon will hang in the sky and tonight’s the time to look up, Vancouver.

The moon’s colour is due to its appearance near to the horizon and is sure to make for great lunar photos.

The Hunter’s Moon will rise just after sunset and will set around sunrise, making this the only night in the month when the moon is in the sky all night long.

The moon – also known as the Blood Moon – is named for hunters who killed their prey by fall moonlight in centuries gone by, as they stocked up for winter.

The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. The Hunter’s Moon is the full moon after the Harvest Moon.

And while you won’t likely see a bigger-than-usual moon, keen moon viewers will likely notice how brightly the moon is shining.

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