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Rare Full Moon Happening This Week

Rare Full Moon Happening This Week”

It's that time of year when the air gets a little cooler, pumpkin decor pops up across stores, and the Corn Moon fills the sky.

CNN Meteorologists Judson Jones said his favorite time to watch the full moon is as it is rising over the eastern horizon.

The next full Moon will peak after midnight on Wednesday morning, September 2, 2020, appearing "opposite" the Sun (in Earth-based longitude) at 1:22 a.m. EDT. The second full moon in a month (or third of the season) is called a Blue Moon.

The last full moon of summer will show up before the expected time Wednesday, setting up a blue moon in October. Depending on the year and when the phase of the moon falls, it can be both.

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"The full Moon that happens nearest to the autumnal equinox always takes on the name "Harvest Moon" instead of a traditional name - a rule that often places the Harvest Moon in the month of September". This Harvest Full Moon will encourage us to get more in touch with our emotions-and it won't be afraid to throw a few surprises our way to ensure we do.

You can expect that to rock up on Halloween. There are special reasons for each moon having a name, with most coming from Native Americans and/or harvest activities.

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.

That implies the following full moon on October 1 will be the harvest moon.



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