Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Full Harvest Moon -- Hello Fall!

It is the tell tale sign that the warm, sultry summer days are numbered and the crisp smell of Autumn is back -- The Full Harvest Moon. 

Tonight is the full moon -- the nicknamed is based on folklore and rich history of the Native Americans and the timing of their corn harvest.  The benefit of the large, bright full moon allowed harvesting to last into the after dark hours simply by the bright light of the moon.  Tonight may be hit or miss on viewing the moon as clouds increase ahead of the next chance of rain pushing into the area for the end of the work week.  Officially, the Harvest Moon is the closest full moon to the Autumnal Equinox which is this Sunday, September 22nd at 4:44 PM.  Bye bye Summer, Hello Fall!