Harvest Moon

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I look for it every fall–the Harvest Moon. The moon becomes a luminous yellow-orange and seems to fill the sky.

The full moon tomorrow is this year’s official Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the full moon that falls closest to the autumnal equinox, which occured at 5:51 a.m., Eastern time, on September 23rd.

I’m not sure of the origin of the name. Most sources say farmers and farm workers would take advantage of the light from the shining moon to work later into the night to complete the harvest.

But I also wonder if the beautiful moon was a call to feast, celebrate and enjoy all the fruits of the land before the start of winter.

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