So, lovers of space and stars, prepare your deck chairs because the final full moon of the summer is going to be a sight to behold. Because it's the last full moon of summer, the Algonquin tribes along the East Coast called it the Corn Moon, as it coincided with gathering crops of corn, squash, beans and other late-summer garden staples.
NASA expert Gordon Johnston explains that U.S. names for full moons are derived from Native American folklore. For those who are don't follow Moon's cycles, according to NASA, this full moon will be the last one before the autumnal equinox which is usually called the "Harvest Moon". Because of the time of year, the moon will be visible in the sky around the time of sunset for the next several evenings.
This year's September full moon, however, will not be a harvest moon. Trust your analytical discernment at the New Virgo Moon September 17; First Quarter Moon in Capricorn September 23 opens up a new and surprisingly stable, well-endowed opportunity to build something entirely new with a partner. You may also hear it called the Fruit Moon or the Barley Moon.
The Harvest moon was named after the time of year when corn was harvested.
"The reason this happens is that the time refers to the exact moment when the sun and moon are aligned on opposite sides of the Earth". If you are an early riser, don't forget to look for the moon as it sets in the western sky. The next full moon will appear on 13 October.
The moon turns full at exactly 10:22 p.m. today, September 1, and viewing should be fair to good in Kamloops and the Okanagan. The Hunter's moon will also be the moon that occurs closest to the Vernal Equinox, which falls on 22 September.
This months' moon is called the Full Corn moon because it is the time to harvest corn in what is now the northeastern United States, according to the Farmer's Almanac. In the Northern Hemisphere, this marks the astronomical start of autumn; and it marks the astronomical start of spring in the Southern Hemisphere.