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Shine On, Harvest Moon

Today is the Harvest Moon for 2017. It is often in September that the Full Moon is closest to the autumnal (fall) equinox, but this year that is the October Full Moon and not the previous one on September 6. It will be full at 2:40 pm for those of us on the east coast […]

September’s Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. Most years, that is September though it can be in October.  For 2011, the Full Moon is today, the 12th, and the equinox is just 11 days away on the 23rd. At one time, this was not only the peak of […]

Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In most years that occurs in September, but in some years – like this year – it occurs in October. It is said that at the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this […]

The April Sprouting Grass Full Moon

The April Full Moon this month comes late in the month, as do all the remaining Full Moons for 2018.  The April full moon is typically known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon, Pink Moon, Planting by the Full Egg Moon, Night of the Planter’s Moon, Seed Moon, Blood Moon (which only occurs for some Full Moons and […]

Full Moon When the Water Freezes

Tonight’s Full Moon is often called the Hunter’s Moon or Blood Moon or Sanguine Moon. There are lots of other names out there for the November Full Moon, including  the Travel Moon, Dying Grass Moon, Moon of Falling Leaves, Beaver Moon, Moon of the Changing Seasons, Leaf Fall Moon, Trading Moon,  Basket Moon, Big Wind […]

Mulberry Moon

Is today’s Full Moon (which occurred for me at 3:03 AM) the Harvest Moon? That is one of the Full Moon names that varies in the month that it occurs. You might be harvesting in your locale, but the Harvest Moon is traditionally the full moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. Most years, that […]