Harvest Moon 2016: 5 facts you may not know

Harvest Moon: 5 facts you may not know!

SPOKANE, Wash. – If you are a stargazer, you are going to love Friday’s forecast.

Clear skies overnight will make great viewing weather for September’s full moon.

StormTracker 2’s Briana Bermensolo has five facts you may not know about the 2016 harvest moon:

1.)    September’s full moon is named the “Harvest Moon.” It falls around the time farmers are harvesting crops.

2.)    The full moon occurs closest to the autumnal equinox. This year, fall begins on September 22.

3.)    The full moon usually occurs in September. However, sometimes it happens in October.

4.)    This year, the full moon lines up with a penumbral lunar eclipse in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. The eclipse will not be visible in North America until 2017.

5.)    The full moon also goes by the name of full corn moon, the barley moon, the worm moon and the crow moon. 

(© 2016 KREM)


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