Every moon has a special name, while August’s full moon is called a Sturgeon Moon, the last full moon of the spring is known as the Strawberry Moon. There’re other known moons like the Worm Moon, the Wolf Moon, the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Snow Moon, the Flower Moon, the Thunder Moon, the Hunter’s Moon, the Long Night’s Moon, the Beaver Moon, and the Harvest Moon. Each name denotes something about the season or month in which the full moon arrives.
The Harvest Moon which is known as a full moon that falls closest to the autumn equinox. It is one of the most popular moons and rises in October. It will rise today night.
The first day of fall is widely known as autumn equinox and this is it took place on Sept. 22. And on Oct. 5 the 2017’s Harvest Moon will be visible in the sky.
The standard October is not the standard time for the arrival of Harvest Moon, however, the cosmic event occurred in September 2016, and it’s forecasted to do the same next year as well.
The Expert team at EarthSky said, “Probably sprang to the lips of farmers throughout the Northern hemisphere, on autumn evenings, as the Harvest Moon aided in bringing in the crops.”
Today’s moon will look bigger and more orange than normal because of its location near horizon, according to EarthSky.
The Harvest Moon becomes full at 2:40 p.m. the moon rises over Washington at 7:04 p.m., after the sunset.