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Full Harvest Moon 9/29/12 8:19 p.m. PDT

September 27, 2012
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Here’s another update from SMBAS Blog on that large, disc-like, shining object which has frequently and mysteriously appeared in our nighttime sky this year (cognoscenti simply call it…the moon).

Sept. 29, 8:19 p.m. PDT — Full Harvest Moon.   Traditionally, this designation goes to the full moon that occurs closest to the Autumnal (Fall) Equinox.   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.

The next significant full moon will occur on Oct. 29, 12:49 a.m. PDT.   Keep an eye on this spot for additional breaking news on this unprecedented event.

This information comes to you courtesy of:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45911225/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/how-s-full-moons-got-their-strange-names/#.T16CDHlIXUx
But that’s far too long to type in, and besides, you don’t need to go there because SMBAS has done the work for you!
[Chuck Almdale]

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