KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) – The full moon with a special name, given only once every three years, will rise this week, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.
The corn moon is a full moon that rises in September. The full moon in September is usually called the Harvest, as it is usually the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox.
Every third year, however, a full moon comes in October, which is even closer, turning the September full moon into a corn moon.
“This name of the full moon is attributed to the Indians because it is noted when the corn was to be harvested,” the almanac says. “At the peak of the harvest, farmers can work late into the night in the light of this moon.”
The full moon will be at its peak on September 2.
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