The Harvest Moon is the full moon that falls closest to the fall equinox, which happens to be September 22 this year. Full moons take place when the sun, Earth, and the moon are aligned, with the sun being able to fully illuminate the half of the moon, which is aimed towards Earth.More news: Number of virus cases crosses 6 million in US
A full moon occurs every 29.5 days, and they're caused when the Moon is completely lit up by the Sun's rays.
Time to get the crystals out to charge, because there's going to be a full Corn Moon this week.
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Normally, we only have 12 full moons a year, with the full moon in September being the Harvest Moon.
To understand some of the stories around the September full moon, we checked in with the Farmer's Almanac and the folks at NASA who keep an eye on sky events.
Once every three years, the September full moon arrives very early. The brightness of the Corn Moon also helped farmers to harvest their corn or other crops late in to the night due to the brightness of the moon. In this case, the name comes from the reddish tint of the moon, which is similar to the color of blood, and it marked an intense hunting season during which prey was obtained and stored for winter.More news: China threatens retaliation after Czech delegation visit to Taiwan