Harvest Moon 2013 Over The Triad

8:30 PM, Sep 18, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Thursday night into Friday morning you will be able to see, not just a regular full moon, but the Harvest Full Moon.

The Harvest Full Moon is the closest full moon to the Autumnal Equinox (First day of fall) which will occur this Sunday, September 22nd. The moon will technically reach full phase at 7:13 Thursday morning, but you won't be able to notice much of a difference Thursday night.

Moonrise Thursday evening in the Triad is at 6:45 and the moon will not set until Friday morning at 7:12.

The Harvest Moon acquired it's named during the days before farming tractors had headlights. During this period the Harvest Moon provided farmers enough light to allow them more time to gather their crops despite the lessening hours of daylight.

If you happened to take a picture of the Harvest Moon send your pictures to myphotos@wfmy.com.

The Harvest Moon occurs every year, sometimes in September and sometimes in October. In 2014 the Harvest Moon will be early and occur on September 9th.

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