Full Hunter’s Moon

Full Hunter’s Moon

Cathy (Admin)
Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

06 Oct 2017, 16:03 #1

Full Hunter’s Moon or Full Harvest Moon – October - This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.

https://www.farmersalmanac.com/full-moon-names/

Took myself to Nubble Light in York (Maine) for the full moon.  It was a learning experience.  It was at least 25 minutes after moonrise time before the moon cleared the island and building - too dark by then.  Wednesday night would have been the better time for photos.  Now I know, lol.

There were at least a couple dozen photographers set up there, which I expected.  I did not expect the crowd of tourists - on a Thursday evening in October!  Two large tour buses were unloading when I got there.  They were not moon watching - they left before moonrise - just tourists.  Lots of other folks there just hanging out, picnic dinners.  The weather was great and it was fun chatting with folks.  Sohier Park does it up nice - great visitors' center with plenty of restroom accomodations.

In the first pic the moon was behind the building - kind of a cool glow going on there.

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Cathy (Admin)
Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

06 Oct 2017, 19:12 #2

Images on Tapatalk - not working at the moment, reported bug.

On Flickr:

ImageFull Hunter's Moon at Nubble Lighthouse by Cathy Tarr, on Flickr

ImageFull Hunter's Moon at Nubble Lighthouse by Cathy Tarr, on Flickr

ImageFull Hunter's Moon at Nubble Lighthouse by Cathy Tarr, on Flickr
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Fortune Cookie
Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

06 Oct 2017, 20:32 #3

I can see both sets of images. 

They're wicked nice! 
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Fortune Cookie

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Leland33
Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

06 Oct 2017, 21:39 #4

Cathy - Also known as "The heck with Full-er Harvest Full Moon"

Parking at GHBFB was totally full. Settled at surfers end.

My idea for a shot was using 6 inch tall spider pod with flash to light foreground just above rocks and long enough to expose classic house in background and get a sharp image of the moon.

Didn't happen.
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