Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sep. 23, 5:17 a.m. EDT --

Full Harvest Moon
Traditionally, this designation goes to the full moon that occurs closest to the Autumnal (fall) Equinox. The Harvest Moon usually comes in September, but (on average) once or twice a decade it will fall in early October. At the peak of the harvest, farmers can work into the night by the light of this moon. Usually the moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice -- the chief Indian staples -- are now ready for gathering.

6 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

Oops, forgot to look for it. Will do so tonight. Thanks.

Lady Di Tn said...

We watched the moon from our dinner table last night and when I took Maggie for her first outing, the moon was going down this morning. It was gorgeous. Peace

reanaclaire said...

The Chinese were celebrating their Mooncake festival yesterday.. :) all because of the moon...

Sunny said...

For the rest of the day I'll be singing...Shine on, shine on harvest moon...up in the sky! LOL
☼ Sunny

Renie Burghardt said...

I saw it last night as well, from my kitchen window. It was beautiful. Not sure I'll see it tonight, as a cold front is coming through, bringing showers for tomorrow, so it's getting cloudy.

But the first day of Fall was gorgeous, and I spent it on the river. Sometimes I think I should just move to the cabin and live there, but then I would miss the woods and the animals. Oh well..

Have a great evening, Patty.

Margaret Cloud said...

I also missed seeing it. I don't think it will be out tonight, to many clouds.