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WOW!OCT 24, 2005 - Full Moon Names is a handy reference to the popular Full Moon names of folklore. Ever wonder where the October "Hunter's Moon" got its name? The answer, according to this Farmers Almanac Astronomy page, is that the full moon names were used by the aboriginal peoples of what is now the northeast part of North America, to refer to the full moons (and corresponding months) of the lunar calendar. Adopted and in some cases modified by the European settlers of the region, some of these moon names are still in use today: the Harvest Moon, Hunters Moon, etc. They're all clearly explained here, in a way that makes you feel the link between sky and season.

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