After the harvest moon in September, the full moon in October is known as the Hunter’s Moon. Our ancesters enjoyed some venison with their corn! In the northern hemisphere during the autumn equinox, the moon’s orbit means that it rises earlier than normal. This provides more light for those evening hunting trips.
As it rises low on the horizon, where the atmosphere is thicker and scatters more blue light, the moon can appear orange or reddish. The Hunter’s Moon tonight also happens to be another Supermoon, it appears to be larger as it is closer to us. So those of you who are lucky enough to have an uncluttered view and a cloudless sky should be able to see a great big orange moon rise.