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Hoosiers can view a rare Hunter's Supermoon this weekend

Hoosiers can view a rare Hunter's Supermoon this weekend
Posted at 9:13 PM, Oct 14, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- A rare sight will be visible in the skies over Indiana this weekend in the form of a Hunter's Supermoon.

A Hunter’s Moon is the full moon after the Harvest Moon, according to Science Alert. And since September’s full moon was our Harvest Moon – that means the full moon this weekend will be a Hunters Moon.

But what makes it even more special is that it’s also a supermoon – making it a Hunter’s Supermoon.

The name comes from the Native American tradition of using the bright lunar light to guide the last hunts before winter.

There are generally between four and six supermoons per year, but not all of them coincide with full moons.

Visible Friday and Saturday - this moon will - which means the orb should not only appear brighter but also much larger than normal!

According to EartySky the moon will turn full on October 16 at 12:23 a.m. Eastern. 

This isn't the last big lunar event of the year - the November 14, 2016 full moon will be the closest and largest full moon of 2016. And according to EarthSky it will also be the largest full moon so far in the 21st century.