Best times to view the September Full Corn Moon


As September begins it brings along all things fall including lunar events.

Tonight is the first full moon of the month. Better known as the Corn Moon or Barley Moon, it signified the beginning of the harvest for these crops for the Native American tribes.

This year you will be able to see the full beauty of the Corn Moon starting September 2 around 1:22 a.m. ET. Many say that the best location to see it is as it rises over the horizon; allowing the moon to appear larger.

Although we typically associate September full moons as Harvest Moon, this is not the same thing. According to the Farmers Almanac, the moon that is closest to the Autumn Equinox is given the title of Harvest Moon, meaning the 2020 Harvest Moon doesn’t arrive until October 1st. Between 1970 and 2050, there are just 18 years when the Harvest Moon doesn’t occur in September, the last one being 2017