October was originally the eighth month of the Roman calendar. The Anglo Saxons called it Wynmonath - the wine making month or Winterfylleth meaning the full moon heralding winter.
This year October has two full moons, the first- tonight - is the Harvest Moon - the name given to the full moon closest to the equinox. The second on the 31st is the Hunters Moon which will be after BST ends on the 25th and we've changed the clocks for winter.
A favourite little poem from the book " A Child's Garden of Verses" by Robert Louis Stevenson