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Moon Day 28

A happy day. Good for beginning an important pursuit, for getting to know influential people, and for meeting friends. It favours holidays, amusements and pleasures, and it improves health.

Next Full Moon Date: Friday, September 16, 2016

Names Given to the Moon by Other Cultures:

  • Colonial American: Harvest Moon
  • Chinese: Chrysanthemum Moon
  • American Indian (Cherokee): Nut Moon
  • American Indian (Choctaw): Mulberry Moon
  • American Indian (Dakotah Sioux): Moon When The Calves Grow Hair
  • Celtic: Singing Moon
  • English Medieval: Barley Moon
  • Neo Pagan: Harvest Moon

Full Corn Moon (September)

This full Moon corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It is also called the Barley Moon, because it is the time to harvest and thresh the ripened barley. The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox, which can occur in September or October and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores.

This full moon's name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested. Most often, the September full moon is actually the Harvest Moon.