Full Moon in October 2022

Written by Apple Updated Sep. 26, 2022

The full moon in October occurs on Sunday, October 9, 2022. It is called “Hunter's Moon”. The distance from Earth to the moon is approximately 237,417 miles and the moon sign is Aries.

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Full Moon October 2022

When to See the Full Moon in October 2022

October’s full moon occurs on Sunday, October 9, 2022. It is approximately 147,524 km (237,417 miles) from Earth at 16:55 a.m. GMT in Aries.

The Moon orbits the Earth as the earth orbits the sun. When the Moon, Earth, and Sun are aligned, a full moon occurs. The face of the Moon opposite Earth is fully illuminated by the Sun.

The best time to see the full moon in China is at about 08:00 p.m., at 8:36 p.m. EDT, in the US, and at 01:36 a.m. in the UK.

Why Is It Called Hunter's Moon?

Traditionally, the full moon's name derives from Native American colonial and European cultures.

The Hunter's Moon is the tenth full moon of the year. It is said that October's full moon is called the Hunter's Moon because it marks the time of hunting in preparation for the coming cold winter. After the harvest in September, farmers turn to hunting animals to replenish their food stocks before winter. 

Traditionally, the full moon name was given to moons for its whole lunar month, so the Hunter's Moon will only last until October 24th in 2022, when the November moon will begin.

Astrological Meanings of the Full Moon in Aries October 2022

Aries is the first astrological sign in the zodiac. October 2022’s full moon in the sign of Aries has astrological meanings of boldness, ambitiousness, and readiness for new starts. It radiates energy and vitality for action and progress. 

The October full moon in Aries marks the start of a new quarter. When this October full moon comes, the Sun forms perfect opposition to the Moon in Aries. This full moon illuminates life’s struggle between our origins and goals. 

The Effects of the October's Full Moon on the Astrological Signs

This October’s full moon occurs in Aries. Aries is a fire sign which is known for its passion, creativity, and competitive spirit. It is compatible with earth signs including Libra, Gemini, Leo, and Sagittarius.  October's full moon in Aries should favor those signs. 

The energy of the October full moon will make these earth signs feel more focused and projected towards their goals. So, this is the perfect time for them to take advantage of the boost given by the influence of Aries and put good intentions into practice.

Cultural and Religious Representation

The Moon has influenced human culture for thousands of years, and the full moon and new moon phases in particular. Festivals in many countries are related to the full moon phase, including Mid-Autumn Festival and Lantern Festival in China, Easter in the United States, and Navaratri in India.

In the past, it was believed that the moon caused many forms of mental illness and even could cause disasters. Many people believe that the moon is related to life phenomena. Many plausible claims are found in folklore, religion, astrology, literature and art, and modern film and television media.

When Is the Next Full Moon Day

The next full moon will occur on November 10, 2022, the 15th day of the 10th lunar month on the Chinese calendar. It is also called Beaver Moon because it signaled the time when the hunters catch the thick fur of beavers before the cold season and this is also the time of year when beavers begin to hide in beaver nests because they have saved enough food reserves for the winter.

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