It looks like the summer season is hanging on by a thread since the full Harvest Moon is rising before the first day of autumn.
Although we associate the full Harvest Moon with the fall season, this full moon is technically rising during the summer season, even though the decor in our houses might make it look and feel like it’s autumn from the inside.
Since the first day of fall is next week on Wednesday, September 22nd (can you believe it), this will be the last full moon of the summer season!
So why do we call it the full “Harvest” moon?
The full moon gets its nickname from farmers who welcome the light that the moon provides during the night while gathering their late crops, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.
In fact, a few days before and after the fullness of the moon, the large moon hangs in the sky like a big glowing lantern which in return prolongs the light well after the sun has set, says the Farmer’s Almanac.
The full Harvest Moon will rise on Monday night, September 20th, so make sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss the enlarged glowing lantern up in the big blue sky.