Farmers Almanac Web site Welcomes the Hunter Moon
October 24, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle NewsLEWISTON, Maine and SAVANNAH, GA - FarmersAlmanac.com welcomes this months special full moon, scheduled to debut Oct. 26th EST, with entertaining video and lots of content about full moons.
October's full moon is referred to as the Full Hunter's Moon, the Blood Moon, and the Sanguine Moon. Many ages ago, Native Americans, who kept track of the seasons and months by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon, named this bright October moon because it is the time of year when the deer are fattened, the fields are harvested, and hunters can easily spot animals who come out to glean the fallen grains by its light.
The Hunterâ€™s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, because it is associated with the onset of winter. It has historically served as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.
This week, FarmersAlmanac.com features video about the Full Hunterâ€™s Moon, plus other astronomy videos. It also contains the following full moon stories:
â€¢ Dates and Times of Full Moons in 2007 and 2008
â€¢ Phases of the Moon From Years 1700 to 2030
â€¢ Full Moon Names and Their Meanings
â€¢ What's a "Blue Moon"?
The purported influence of the moon in human and natural affairs continues to inform many peopleâ€™s habits, and is the basis for the Farmersâ€™ Almanacâ€™s celebrated Best Days and gardening calendars. The Best Days Calendar advises readers when to fish, quit habits, cut their hair and more. The Planting and Gardening calendar advises the best times for planting aboveground crops, root crops, seedbeds, transplants and other, based on the moon phase. These calendars are available at FarmersAlmanac.com
The Farmersâ€™ Almanac Web site is companion to the annual print version of the Farmersâ€™ Almanac, best known for its famous long-range weather predictions and useful astronomical data, and Farmersâ€™ Almanac TV, a national public television magazine show inspired by the Farmersâ€™ Almanac.
About Farmersâ€™ Almanac and Farmersâ€™ Almanac TV:
The Farmersâ€™ Almanac, which features an orange and green cover, has been published every year since 1818. It contains useful and interesting articles as well as long-range weather predictions, gardening advice, recipes and more. Editors Peter Geiger and Sandi Duncan are available for lively and informative interviews, either by phone or in person. Both love to talk about the weather, share useful Almanac trivia and advice, and to offer tips on how to get back to the simple life.
Farmersâ€™ Almanac TV, based in Savannah, GA, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Buy The Farm, LLC, which owns the exclusive license for video and electronic media production of the Farmersâ€™ Almanac brand. American Public Television distributes the public television show. Farmersâ€™ Almanac TV and Farmersâ€™ Almanac trademarks are licensed from Almanac Publishing Company and are used by Buy the Farm, LLC with full rights therein.