Are you ready for the perfect Fall moon?
Later this month, we will get a glimpse of a full Hunter’s Moon over Victoria.
Similar to September’s Harvest Moon, the Hunter’s Moon rises around the same time for several nights, giving Vancouver Islanders multiple opportunities to view it.
The Hunter’s Moon will reach peak illumination at 7:57 a.m. PST on Wednesday, October 20th. You will be able to see it in the sky that night around sunset, at approximately 6:35 p.m.
Along with appearing a perfect Autumn orange hue, the moon may also appear larger than expected.
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, this is called a “Moon Illusion”. This is a trick of the brain when the moon is still touching the horizon, rather than further up in the sky.
The Hunter’s Moon isn’t actually larger, but this along with it’s orange appearance makes for the perfect October experience.