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How much do you know about the moon?

By: Anna Norris on Sept. 16, 2013, 12:29 p.m.
Blood moon over New York City

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Blood moon

The blood moon, or hunter's moon, is the name of October's full moon. Though it may seem like a Halloween ploy, the names come from Native Americans' hunting practices late in the harvesting season. The day of the hunter's moon continues to have significance to this day — according to the Farmer's Almanac, it has been a day of feasts in Western Europe as well as in Native American tribes.