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Full Moon Tonight, October 18, 2013

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — There will be a Full Moon Tonight, October 18, 2013. Tonight’s Full Moon will be 99.2% full at 7:38 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time before it sets at 8:55 a.m. the following Saturday morning. A Full Moon in October has seasonal names such as a “Hunter’s Moon” or “Blood Moon.”

For those planning a stroll along the beach on the U.S. East Coast to watch the lunar eclipse, this Full Moon brings along with it a 4-foot plus Atlantic Ocean high tide that will occur around 8 p.m., with a few minutes of variation depending on your exact location.

Are Blood Moons Red?

The date of a full moon, all by itself, doesn’t affect the full moon’s color. Although the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of the full moon on October 18, 2013 is unlikely to produce a red Blood Moon, the viewer’s local atmospheric conditions such as pollution from a city, or ash and dust clouds from a forest fire or high winds, could cause the Moon to become red.

Image and Video Credit: NASA

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