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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 […]

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 […]

Full Moon When Quilling and Beading Is Done

People were driving crazily Friday night when I was on the highway headed home, and that big moon was right there. It looked full, but it didn’t reach Full Moon status around my neighborhood until today. But people have believed for a couple of thousand years that the Moon has all kinds of effects on […]

The Elk Call Moon

Traditionally, today’s Full Moon is the Harvest Moon, but I like to look at other names given to this month’s Full Moon. I say today’s Full Moon rather than tonight’s Full Moon because depending on the month and where you are reading this, the Moon might have reached its fullness while you were sleeping, eating […]