Tag Archives: Moon Names

Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon, arguably the most famous Full Moon of the year, arrived on Saturday the 29th of September this year over Leeds, this full moon is the closest to the autumnal equinox (Sept 22nd) for us in the Northern Hemisphere, and for me signals the true onset of winter, a time of year I really enjoy.The Harvest Moon over the UK 29th September 2012
My shot of the Leeds Harvest Moon 29th September 2012 [Click to Enlarge]

Watch out for the next Full Moon on October 29th, It’s called the Hunter’s Moon!

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The August Full Moon

The August Full Moon 2012
The August full moon has many names, in Colonial America it’s the Dog Day’s Moon, in China its the Harvest Moon, Native American Indian’s (Cherokee) called it the Fruit Moon (Choctaw) called it Women’s Moon and (Dakota Sioux) said its was the ‘Moon When All Things Ripen‘. The English Celtic name is the Dispute Moon, whereas Medieval England named it the Corn Moon, but Neo Pagan named it the best for me the Lightening Moon.
The August Full Moon 2012 Corn Moon