Harvest Moon Greets Season of Autumn
The full moon closest to the autumnal equinox is always called the Harvest Moon. This year the moon is full on September 21 and autumn begins on September 23.
Usually the moon rises about 50 minutes later each night. During the harvest moon, it rises just 30 minutes later. This lingering moonlight once proved extremely useful to those who farmed the land. Bringing in the crops was often done by the light of the shimmering harvest moon.