Full moon moves in the shadow of the Shard in London

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Even though the glow of the Hunter's Moon will wash away the stars and other celestial bodies in the night sky, you may still catch a glimpse of the Orionid meteor shower, which peaked a few days ago.

"According to the Farmer's Almanac, with the leaves falling and the deer fattened, it is time to hunt", the space agency says.

Full Hunter's Moon over Normandy sky by. It is so named because this time of year, the light of the full moon helps the hunter see the prey.

Skywatchers are in for an experience that's literally out of this world: a full moon, known as the Hunter's Moon, will take place on Wednesday. It will look bigger and orange when you see in the early evening, but it's not actually bigger or brighter.

Phases of the moon are caused by the changing angle of the sun as the moon orbits the Earth. For example, in southeastern Asia, October is usually known as the end of monsoon season, so that influenced the nickname for the month's full moon.

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Therefore, the month of the Mourning Moon varies. The Moon resides in the northern part of the constellation Cetus.

The most recent Harvest Moon - another full moon - took place september 24.

Waning gibbous: More than half of the moon's face is illuminated but darkness is growing.

Third quarter: The sun's light shines on the other half of the visible face of the moon.

Waning crescent: Only a small portion of the moon receives direct sunlight.

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