In a rare occurrence, you’ll be able to enjoy the orange-hued full moon known as the “Hunter’s Moon” on both Sunday, October 9th, and Monday, October 10th. This spectacular two-night show is the first full moon of the fall season and promises to be an incredible display if the fog stays away.
The October full moon is known as a “Hunter’s Moon” because it falls during the pre-winter hunting season when tribes would gather meat for the long winter ahead.
When to see it
According to Forbes the best time to see the Hunter’s Moon is at moonrise since it will look the largest and most colorful. Moonrise also offers the ability to compare it to other objects on the horizon, giving you the sense that it’s bigger than it really is. Here are the best times to view it this weekend:
- Sunday, October 9th the moonrise will begin at 6:39 pm PDT
- Monday, October 10th the moonrise will begin at 7:07 pm PDT
Where to see it in SF
Since the moon rises in the east, any unobstructed east-facing view will offer a great show. Here are a few places to enjoy the “Hunter’s Moon” in SF:
- Aquatic Park
- Tank Hill
- Corona Heights Park
- Twin Peaks
- Bernal Heights Park
- Coit Tower
- Presidio Tunnel Tops
Check out the “Hunter’s Moon” on Sunday, October 9th, and Monday, October 10th and hope that the fog holds off long enough for us all to enjoy the view.
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