Harvest Moon Rising

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    NASA revelas the best time to catch September’s Harvest Moon.

    According NASA, tonight at sunset is the time to catch the large pumpkin-like HarvestMoon, which happens every September near the autumnal equinox.  Because of the moon’s orbital path this time of year, it will rise right around sunset giving it a reddened color from the sunlight, clouds, and atmospheric dust. It’s name, however, comes from farming.  As the summer growing season came to an end, farmers had to rely on the light of the moon as theybusily worked past sundown to harvest their crops—hence the Harvest Moon.