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Full Moon For September 2017 – Harvest Moon or Corn Moon?

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Full Moon For September 2017 – Harvest Moon or Corn Moon?

Traditionally, the September full Moon in the Northern Hemisphere is the Harvest Moon, which is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. And that’s precisely what’s happening in 2017.

This year, the Harvest Moon occurs on October 5th at 2:40 p.m. EDT, which is only 13 days from the equinox (September 22 at 4:02 p.m. EDT).

When September’s full Moon is not the Harvest Moon, it is referred to as the Corn Moon, a name attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.

The September Corn Moon turns full at 3:03 a.m EDT on Wednesday, September 6th, but will appear full for about 3 days.

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So get outside and enjoy this 3rd and final full Moon of the summer season!

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6 comments

1 Pamela { 09.07.17 at 12:33 pm }

I use Adblock – and thankfully…I’ve realized I’ve not had any pop-ups or dating sites appear! I wonder how I ever got along without it. Some sites ‘warn’ me with all sorts of ugliness, that if I don’t disable it on “their” page – they won’t let me read out the blurred whatever. Oksurefine, I think and close their site. So far – almanac doesn’t pay this game and is just as happy if I’m blocking annoying crap as if I’m not. Go to your Tools drop down menu to find…Highly recommended! As is Farmer’s Almanac!

2 Lora { 09.06.17 at 7:06 pm }

So…umm…Rufus…there’s this thing call Ad Block that you can install on your computer to block ads for web sites and just turn off pop ups…

3 Don't like { 09.06.17 at 4:56 pm }

Get the obnoxious dating site off here!

4 Carol Mc { 09.06.17 at 11:04 am }

I ignore the ads now days just to be able to read the almanac. I’ve read it for over 50 years as my forefathers before me did. I have never been caught off guard with their weather forecasts and I trust no other news or weather source other than Farmers Almanac. Sorry Rufus…to see you go. You have no idea what you will
be missing.

5 Argo Naut Jason { 09.06.17 at 9:54 am }

Agreed…completely. This is a voice of rationality.

6 Rufus { 09.06.17 at 9:11 am }

LOOSE THE OBNOXIOUS POP UP ADS ON THE SIDE BAR. THEY TAKE UP TOO MUCH REAL ESTATE AND I WILL NOT READ ANOTHER ARTICLE WITH THEM THERE.

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