Full Hunter’s Moon 2021: the October Full Moon

Mark your calendars for the Full Hunter’s Moon 2021, the full moon that occurs in October.

Picture of the Full Hunter's Moon 2021, the October Full Moon

Why the October Full Moon is called the Full Hunter’s Moon

The Fall Full Moon’s name is inspired by Native Americans and their activities for getting ready for the winter. They would start gathering provisions to get them through the winter.

In some years, the October full moon’s name switches to the Full Harvest Moon if it occurs closer to the Fall Equinox and the September full moon.

In years where the September Full Moon is closer to the Fall Equinox, the October Full Moon’s name is the Full Hunter’s Moon instead.

When is the Full Hunter’s Moon in 2021?

Mark your calendars for the October 2021 Full Moon. In 2021, the October full moon won’t be called the Hunter’s Moon as it’s on the calendar for Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:57 EST based on the data provided by NASA. This date is further away from the Fall Equinox than the September full moon.

Related: Full Harvest Moon for 2021

Future October Full Moons for 2021 to 2025

Here is a list of the October Full Moons for 2021 to 2025.

Depending on where you are located sometimes the full moon will shift dates between timezones.

YearDay of the weekFuture October Full Moons
2021WednesdayOctober 20, 2021 10:57 EST
2022SundayOctober 9, 2022 16:55 EST
2023SaturdayOctober 28, 2023 16:24 EST
2024ThursdayOctober 17, 2024 07:26 EST
2025MondayOctober 6, 2025 22:48 EST

Past October Full Moons 2015 to 2020

And here is a list of the five September full moons that occurred from 2015 to 2020.

Depending on where you are located sometimes the full moon will shift dates between timezones.

YearDay of the weekPast October Full Moons
2015TuesdayOctober 27, 2015 07:05 EST
2016SundayOctober 16, 2016 00:23 EST
2017ThursdayOctober 5, 2017 14:40 EST
2018WednesdayOctober 24, 2018 12:45 EST
2019SundayOctober 13, 2019 17:08 EST
2020ThursdayOctober 1, 2020 17:05 EST
2020SaturdayOctober 31, 2020 09:49 EST (Blue!)

Additional Full Moon Calendars

And if you’re looking for when the full moon occurs for the rest of the year, check out these future full moon calendars.