Hunter’s Moon

I read about the blue moon and it’s most interesting.  The blue moons are rare, and it comes once every 2-3 years and you can say it appears once in a blue moon. A lunar month takes 29.53 days and this is the amount of time it takes for the moon to complete a cycle and here we are nearest to the cycle of a full moon again.  So we have a full moon every month and when a month has two full moons, then the second one is called a blue moon.  The last blue moon was on December 31st of last year, and our next blue moon will be August 31, 2012. I’ve never noticed the blue moon before and it will be interesting to see one.

October is the Hunter’s Moon.  This is the month when the leaves are falling, and starting to change colors in area.  By the name of the moon, it’s obviously a hunting season and time to stock up for the long winter months.  As for us, it’s hunting for food and the squirrels are hunting for nuts. October’s Moon is also known as the Travel Moon and the Dying Moon, travel I can understand but dying I’m afraid to find out.  The photo below was taken yesterday evening. I went for a walk with Lee but she didn’t have the patience to wait for me and this is all I got.

Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/15sec, ISO-800, exposure bias 0, focal length 105mm, pattern metering

Tonight the moon is a bit fully and brighter, perfect lighting for hunters out there. Happy hunting. 🙂

Aperture Priority, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/11, 1/400sec, ISO-200, Exposure bias -2.3step, focal length 200mm, spot metering, cloudy, no flash, closeup cropped, tripod mounted


  1. That is beautiful. I always like visiting your blog just to admire the photos.

    Our part of the country has yet to feel like autumn. The zinnias I’ve planted for my mom is still in full bloom. But I am looking forward to the changing colors of the leaves soon.

  2. And I like that I’m always learning something new too. I’ve never knew about Hunter’s Moon until now. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Cambree, it’s fun to read about this kind of stuff and I haven’t been taking picture of the different phrases of the moon. I’m sure it look different in different regions of the world especially how the crescent moon hang on the night sky, I heard that it’s upside down in Asia.

  3. It is amazing that you can get such a clear photo of the moon, even though you of course have a good camera. Impressing!! I read about the blue moon too, some time ago, and learned for the first time what it means. We must remember to look at it next year.

    • giiid, the setting has a lot to do with how clear I can capture the image, and I’m glad that I’m learning this now because for a long time I’ve been putting it off. The telephoto lens helps tremendously, the image of the moon is a lot sharper this month than the previous months that I took. I’m looking forward to seeing the blue moon, remember to mark your calendar on August 31, 2012. 🙂

  4. I especially love full moons!!!! I somehow believe that i can make a wish to a full moon and maybe one day it’ll be granted if I just keep believing.. I know childish right?

    • mozemoua, might be the force of the universe or perhaps it’s the law of attraction and someday I think your wish will come true. 🙂

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