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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Harvest Moon


This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.

Summer 2013 (6 of 19)

Most often, the September full moon is actually the Harvest Moon, which is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox.

Summer 2013 (18 of 19)

In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October.

Summer 2013 (4 of 19)

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 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.

Summer 2013 (16 of 19)

Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering.

Last years harvest moon  below .

HARVESTMOON (1 of 1)-5

     I was late getting out there or I would of got photos of it rising just above and behind the trees  at the  top of the valley ! Oh well , it was still a beautiful sight .

                                                   Until next time …. have a snap happy day !

                                                                    Country Gal


Willow said...

Beautiful shots and I love that you added the interesting info ! Thanks so much for sharing .

Patsy said...


Muffy's Marks said...

Wonderful shots of the Harvest moon. We had clear skies last night too. So bright shining away all night.

Margaret Adamson said...

Interesting information and shots about the moon.

Pamela Gordon said...

You got some great photos of the Harvest moon. We have too many power lines between us and the eastern sky and I don't have a good zoom on my camera so my photos weren't the best. It'll be bright tonight too.

Jane and Chris said...

GORGEOUS photos, as ever, my friend.
How come raccoons 'harvest' the corn before we do?!
Jane x

lily said...

Beautiful photos of the Harvest Moon, it must have really lit up the night sky.

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Last one is my favourite... it's just beautiful.