Spike William is our new kitten and he was born January 30th, 2013.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Harvest Moon Tonight

I heard on the radio that tonight was the Harvest Moon. I found the dates and times for full moons on the Farmer's Almanac website.
They also have more details about each moon here.
This is the real moon in Missouri at approximately 10:15 from my house.

Full Harvest Moon - September This is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late 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.

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