Hunter’s Moon: share your photos of Dorset with us

THIS stunning photo shows the moon rising off the Dorset coast last night.

The scene over the Isle of Wight was captured by Peter Hadfield of the Echo Camera Club.

The October Full Moon is expected to peak tonight, Sunday, October 9.

The full moon in October is known as the Hunter’s Moon.

It got its name because it marked the time to go hunting in preparation for when to go hunting in preparation for winter.

According to the Almanac website, the first use of the term Hunter’s Moon dates back to 1710.

The October Full Moon is also called the Blood Moon or Blood Moon.

This weekend, astronomers are also treated to the Draconid meteor shower that was expected to peak last night.

Last month’s full moon was called Harvest Moon.

The next full moon to occur will be the Beaver Moon on November 8.

The Dorset Camera Club has over 5,600 members and is an opportunity for budding and amateur photographers to share their photos of Dorset and the New Forest.

Members can also enter monthly competitions for the chance to win £50 in Castle Cameras vouchers.

To register, go to

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