hawk moon

This month’s Full Moon arrives in Paradelle on Tuesday Morning, October 27, at 8:05 am ET.

It’s getting cool, even cold for a few nights, and Halloween and the end of the month is a few days away. I should look back at the weather folklore I wrote about earlier and see what it portends for the coming winter.

For Paradelle here in the northeast…

Much rain in October, means much wind in December. It was a dry summer, September and October, so I don’t expect a windy end of the year.

A warm October, means a cold February. October for us was pleasant, mostly warm, but with some cool nights and the first frost – so, I guess February will be a mix.

A Full Moon in October without any frost, means a warmer month ahead. No frost predicted here for the Full Moon, so I expect a nice long autumn through Thanksgiving. That frost until November’s Full Moon which comes on the sixth this year.

This Full Moon is often called the Hunters Moon (also the Blood Moon or Sanguine Moon) when it is the first full moon after the Harvest Moon. That’s what we had last month being that it was the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox.

The Hunters Moon was an American Indian name as interpreted by the colonists for this time when leaves are off the trees offering a clearer view of the fattening deer and it is the time to begin storing up meat for the winter ahead.

Other American Indian names for this Moon include the Choctaw “Blackberry Moon” and the Dakotah Sioux “Moon When Quilling and Beading is Done.”