A Harvest Moon

Its too important not to observe the beauty of a full harvest moon, there is something truly magical about seeing it in the sky. Its proximity to the September equinox.

There are several Native American names for the September Full Moon – Full Corn Moon and Barley Moon, the names do not vary with the equinox. The October Full Moon was called Hunters Moon, Blood Moon, and Sanguine Moon by different Native tribes. Not to be confused with a total lunar eclipse, also known as a Blood Moon, due to the reddish colour the Moon takes on during a total eclipse.

The September equinox coincides with many cultural events, religious observances, and customs around the world. For example, the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is a harvest festival also celebrated in Vietnam, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

I hope you get to see it this evening, it really is a special thing to witness.