Harvest Moon

I took a few pictures of the  Full Harvest Moon that was on the 4th. 

  harvest moon 


  this picture was taken at dusk.  the moon was SO BRIGHT!   even after the sun set I could see everything so clearly.

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the next night it got cloudy.  

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harvest moon 3


 Here’s a little background info that I got from THIS SITE :

 Oct. 4, 2:10 a.m. EDT — Full Harvest Moon.  Traditionally, this designation goes to the full moon that occurs closest to the Autumnal (fall) Equinox.  The Harvest Moon usually comes in September, but sometimes it will fall in early October as is the case in 2009; the next time won’t come until 2017.  At the peak of the harvest, farmers can work into the night by the light of this moon.  Usually the full moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe.  Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice — the chief Indian staples — are now ready for gathering.


About Missy

I'm a wife to an awesome Army vet, and mother to four daughters and three step-sons! I love to sew. I learned to sew in 4H, and from my Oma while staying with her for a week or two in the summers as a young girl. I love to bake desserts. I would love to live on lots of land and own lots of animals. I've always been drawn to nature which has lead me towards a more natural and healthy lifestyle which I'm finally trying to bring back into my life, and those precious lives around me.
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2 Responses to Harvest Moon

  1. Tammy says:

    Oh, gosh…those are just LOVELY photos!

  2. sylviabee says:

    The last picture is a work of art! Love the photos (and you)…..

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