The Full Harvest Moon
On Wednesday night, September 14th, will be the night of the Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the moon at and about the period of fullness that is nearest to the autumnal equinox. The Harvest Moon is also known as the Wine Moon, the Corn Moon, the Singing Moon and the Elk Call Moon.
In the legend of full moons, it is said that all full moons have their own special characteristics depending on where they are in the sky at the time of year that these moons are visible. In the Bluegrass region, the Harvest Moon is normally in September, but of course, this depends on the cycle of the moon. The name is derived from the fact that crops are being harvested and stored for the long winter months ahead.
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the Harvest full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.