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Waning Crescent - Sunday 25th of September 2016
New Moon - Friday 30th of September 2016
Waxing Crescent - Sunday 02nd of October 2016
Sep 24 2016
Third Quarter Moon
41.2% of lunar illumination
21 days to full moon
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Moon Day 23

Most traditions consider this day as fairly good and active. The European tradition portends fame and honours to matters which come to a head on this day, but it doesn't recommend starting anything new. The Vedic tradition promises success in many affairs and also does recommend starting something new. For Globa, it is a day of penitence when vampires rage...

Next Full Moon Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Names Given to the Moon by Other Cultures:

  • Colonial American: Hunter's Moon
  • Chinese: Kindly Moon
  • American Indian (Cherokee): Harvest Moon
  • American Indian (Choctaw): Blackberry Moon
  • American Indian (Dakotah Sioux): Moon When Quilling and Beading is Done
  • Celtic: Harvest Moon
  • English Medieval: Blood Moon
  • Neo Pagan: Blood Moon

Full Harvest Moon (October)

The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores.

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.