Hunter's Moon and other anticipated astronomical events of 2021

The bright Hunter's Moon arrives October 20

Stars Insider

19/10/21 | StarsInsider


Astronomers and dark sky enthusiasts alike are in for a treat this year, including spectacular meteor showers, lunar and solar eclipses, planet conjunctions, and lots of special full moons. Indeed, 2021 is the year to stargaze and enjoy a number of fascinating celestial events.

The October Full Moon is traditionally called the Hunter's Moon. With the name dating back to as early as 1710, this October moon traditionally signaled a time to start preparing for the coming winter by hunting animals and preserving meat, and on October 20 you can see the bright Hunter's Moon in all its glory.  

Intrigued? Browse throughout the following gallery for a view of what's happening in the skies in 2021.


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