I knew that tonight was the Harvest Moon, but I didn’t know what that meant. According to an article from The Weather Channel, “during most of the year, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day. But as we approach the autumnal equinox, (September 22) the moon rises only about 30 minutes later each day. The full moon will rise at about sunset today, and only a half-hour later for the next several days. In the days before electricity, this easy transition from sunlight to the light of the full moon allowed farmers extra time to work in the fields, hence the name Harvest Moon.” The path is also a little closer to the horizon, so the moon looks bigger too.

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