If you’ve got some spooky ideas planned these next few nights, you won’t need a flashlight, thanks to the upcoming appearance of the Hunter’s Moon in the Northern Hemisphere. This full moon will officially claim a spot opposite the Sun this at 12:45 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, shining for about three days in total, from Tuesday to Thursday.

As the name suggests, the Hunter’s moon indicates that it’s prime time to not only collect crops, but also bust out a bow and arrow and go hunting, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. (The full moon provides great lighting). The Hunter’s moon, first referenced by the Oxford English Dictionary in 1710, is also called a sanguine or blood moon, for the vibrant color of fall leaves — not to be mixed up with the scientific phenomena of a blood moon. This moon follows the Harvest Moon, the full moon that falls closest to the autumn equinox.

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