Category Archives: Equinox

FULL HARVEST MOON – SEPTEMBER

FULL HARVEST MOON is the full moon that occurs closest to the Autumn Equinox.  (In some years the Autumn Equinox occurs in October so the Harvest Moon can be in October instead of September!)   So this FULL MOON is also called the FULL CORN MOON because it marks the time when Native Americans harvested the chief staples of their diet:  corn, pumpkins, squash, beans & wild rice.  At the peak of harvest farmer’s can work by the light of the full moon late into the night.  

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Happy Spring & Vernal Equinox!

Happy Spring! Why do we call this season spring? In the 14th century it was called “springing time” because plants “spring” from the ground. It was then shortened to “spring time” and now we call it “spring”.
 
Today is the vernal equinox. The day and night are the closet to equal duration in most time zones in the world. Sunrise 6:52 a.m. and sunset 7 p.m.