The Harvest Moon will shine in the night sky Monday as a celestial signal that summer is coming to an end. Because it rises near sunset and brightens the evening for farmers harvesting late summer crops, the full moon nearest to the fallal equinox is dubbed the Harvest Moon.
The full moon is at its brightest on Monday, when it reaches its peak at 7:55 p.m. EDT, according to NASA. It appears full for around three days, from Sunday evening through Wednesday morning.
The blooming equinox in the Northern Hemisphere will occur on September 22 this year, marking the start of fall.
The Harvest Moon occurs every year when the sun, moon, and earth are in a certain alignment. It varies in duration from two weeks before to two weeks after the autumn equinox. The Moon is either the summer’s last full moon or the autumn’s first full moon.
Moon, as well known as the Corn Moon, Fruit Moon, and Barley Moon, is a lunar event that occurs after the harvest.
The full moon will cause higher than normal tides, known as “King Tides,” in South Florida. Minor saltwater flooding may be observed along the high tide times in low-lying, coastal areas between Broward and Miami-Dade counties that are prone to coastal erosion.