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With permission from Farmer's Almanac

"Full Harvest Moon" or "Full Corn Moon"  September 16th, 2016


This full Moon is attributed to Native Americans because it is marked when corn is supposed to be harvested.  Most often, the September full Moon is actually the Harvest Moon, which is the full Moon that occurs, closest to the Autumn Equinox.  In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October.  At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon.  Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few night around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at the same time each night:  just 25-30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10-20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe.  Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans and wild rice the chief Native American staples, are ready for harvest.