Harvest Moon Tonight

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Posted: October 1, 2020 at 7:28 am

Hopefully it won’t be too cloudy tonight because tonight is the night for the harvest moon! It will reach peak illumination at 4:05 P.M. CST. According to the Old Farmers Almanac, the Harvest Moon is always the full Moon closest to the autumnal equinox.  This means that the Harvest Moon isn’t always in the same month. It can fall in September or October.

You may ask why is this moon called the Harvest Moon?

For a few evenings, the moonrise comes soon after sunset, and the result is more moonlight in the early evening. This extra moonlight helped farmers harvest their crops.

Shine on Harvest Moon!

Source:  The Old Farmers Almanac