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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 […]

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 […]

A Feather Shedding Moon for August

The August Full Moon arrives in my neighborhood tomorrow, August 7 at 2:11 pm. Names for the monthly Full Moons are very much culturally and geographically based. The August Full Moon is sometimes called the Corn Moon, but that name is used by others for the July Full Moon. It depends on your growing season. […]

The Thunder Moon

I will look for the Full Moon low in the eastern sky around sunset tonight, July 8. It will be highest around midnight. In my neighborhood it technically was “full” at 12:07 am EDT, but most of us only count it as full when we see it at night no matter what time the scientists […]