This year, 2020, is one of the somewhat rare years (usually once every three years) when the September Full Moon, which occurs on Wednesday, 2020 September 2 at 1:22 a.m. EDT / 5:22 UTC, is NOT the annual Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon will occur the first day of next month, Thursday, 2020 October 1 at 5:05 p.m. EDT / 21:05 UTC. Occurring in the late Summer or early Autumn, in September or October in the Northern Hemisphere, the Harvest Moon provides farmers with additional light in the early evening, during the very busy harvest time. The Harvest Moon has the same characteristics in the Southern Hemisphere, when it occurs in March or April. The Harvest Moon is considered the Full Moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox (usually two weeks before or after the Equinox), the beginning of the season of Autumn / Fall, which will occur this year on Tuesday, 2020 September 22 at 9:31 a.m. EDT / 13:31 UTC. While there are 20 days between the September Full Moon and the September Equinox, there are only 9 days from the September Equinox to the October Full Moon. Hence, the annual Harvest Moon occurs in October this year!
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