In 2022, the September full moon is called the harvest month, as it is closest to the autumnal equinox, which falls on September 22. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac
. When the full moon of October approaches the equinox, it is called the month of harvest and September is called the month of corn.
Other full moons during the year remain in this 50-minute timeline, According to EarthSky
The harvest moon’s early rise time is near the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, when the moon’s orbit is closest to the Eastern horizon. The Old Farmer’s Almanac said
. The moon’s orbit moves about 12 degrees eastward each day, but according to the almanac, September’s full moon rises earlier than usual because it’s so close to the horizon.
The moonlight lasts from dawn to dusk for several consecutive nights, giving the farmers light to keep working at night, EarthSky said
In the Southern Hemisphere, this effect occurs around the spring equinox in March or April. According to EarthSky
As the moon begins to rise into the sky, a burnt orange tint may appear. This is because there is a thicker layer of Earth’s atmosphere along the horizon compared to directly above our heads, according to EarthSky.
This atmosphere acts as a filter, turning the moon into an eerie color when it first rises above the horizon.
The harvest moon may also appear larger in the sky than other full moons, but your eyes are playing tricks on you.
Any full moon will appear larger on the horizon, so the harvest moon’s position near the horizon makes this optical illusion more noticeable. EarthSky said
Events remaining in 2022
There will be three more full moons this year, According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac
• October 9: Hunter’s moon
• November 8: Beaver bear
• December 7: Cold month
There are Native American tribes different names
For full moons such as the Cheyenne tribe’s “dry grass moon” that occurs in September and the Arapaho’s “tree boom” for the full moon that occurs in December.
Catch the peak of upcoming meteor shower events later this year, according to EarthSky’s 2022 meteor shower guide
• Dragons: 8-9 October
• Orionids: 20-21 October
• Southern Taurus: 5 November
• Northern Taurus: 12 November
• Leonids: 17-18 November
• Gemini: December 13-14
• Ursids: 22-23 December
And in 2022 there will be another total lunar eclipse and a partial solar eclipse. The Old Farmer’s Almanac
. The partial solar eclipse on October 25 will be visible to people in Greenland, Iceland, most of Europe, northeastern Africa, and western and central Asia.
The total lunar eclipse on November 8 is visible between 03:02 and 08:56 ET in Asia, Australia, the Pacific, South America and North America. But for people in eastern North America, the moon will be setting by then.
Wear appropriate sunglasses to safely view solar eclipses, as sunlight can damage the eyes.
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