The tenth full moon of this year will be the Hunter's Moon, expected at 3:56pm on 20th October. It is called Hunter’s Moon as it came to signify the ideal time for hunting game as people planned for the cold months ahead.
Although typically the Moon rises 50 minutes later each day, things are different for the Hunter’s Moon (as well as the Harvest Moon which occurred last month). Both of these moons usually rise only 30 minutes later on each successive night, which means that sunset and moonrise are closer together thereby giving longer periods of light. These moons have historically been used by hunters and farmers to enable them to carry on late into the night.