Full moon rise next to Empire State Building in New York city
By eduardo On 21 Aug, 2013 At 11:02 PM | Categorized As Features, Stock | With 0 Comments

 

Thursday’s full moon is the one nearest to the September equinox this year, making it the Harvest Moon by the usual definition. Other definitions of the Harvest Moon, according to Guy Ottewell’s Astronomical Calendar 2013, are the full moon on or after the date of the equinox, or the full moon in October.

Although we associate the Harvest Moon with autumn, this year’s version is actually the last full moon of the summer season. In fact, it’s this summer’s fourth full moon, an oddity of sorts since most of the time there are only three full moons per season.

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