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Look up! A full Hunter’s Moon will light up the night on Sunday

Look up! A full Hunter’s Moon will light up the night on Sunday
Posted at 8:14 AM, Oct 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-13 08:14:55-04

A Hunter’s Moon rises over the illuminated ruins of Whitby Abbey in North Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 24, 2018. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Moon enthusiasts, get ready — because the next full moon will appear Sunday.

The full moon, known as the Hunter’s Moon, always follows September’s Harvest Moon. You will be able to see it in the sky on Sunday, October 13, around 5 p.m. ET.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the Hunter’s Moon gets its name from the Native Americans. After the harvest, animals would come to the fields for scraps. With the full moon, it was easier to see deer and other animals and successfully hunt in the darkness.

Don’t worry if you miss it on Sunday night. The moon will appear full for three days, from Saturday morning to Tuesday morning, according to NASA.