How to see October’s full Hunter’s Moon this Wednesday (Oct. 20)

The full moon this week will spill pale light onto October’s spookily-carved Halloween pumpkins and autumn-hued leaves this Wednesday morning (Oct. 20).

The moon will be full at exactly 10:57 a.m. EDT (2:57 p.m. GMT) on Wednesday, when the sun, Earth and moon line up (in that order), according to NASA. Because the moon’s orbit is about 5 degrees different than Earth’s, it is often a bit higher or lower than Earth’s shadow, which allows the sun to bathe the side of the moon facing Earth with light when there’s a full moon, Andrea Jones, a science communicator at NASA, previously told Live Science in a video interview.

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