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Did you know that once every three years, the full moon of October is known as the Harvest moon?

 Did you know that once every three years, the full moon of October is known as the Harvest moon?


The full moon that occurs at the end of October is called the Hunter’s Moon.

Ancient moon names come from cultural traditions and often reflect seasonal occurrences in nature.

Traditionally naming moons would have been a way to keep track of time, helping to plan the year.

In this article, we will look at what the Hunter’s Moon is and when it occurs.

This year, the brilliant Harvest Moon first appears in the evening of Friday, September 9, before reaching peak illumination at 5:58 A.M. EDT on Saturday, September 10 (it will be below the horizon at this time, however).

One thing that sets the Harvest Moon apart from other full Moon names is that it’s not associated with a specific month, as the others are. Instead, the Harvest Moon relates to the timing of the autumnal equinox (September 22, 2022), with the full Moon that occurs nearest to the equinox being the one to take on the name “Harvest Moon.” This means that the Harvest Moon can occur in either September or October, depending on how the lunar cycle lines up with the Gregorian calendar.

The Harvest Moon does typically occur in September, taking the place of the full Corn Moon. However, it occasionally lands in October instead, replacing the full Hunter’s Moon.

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