This year, in the existing month of September, the night sky will witness the “Corn Moon”. According to the sources, NASA has mentioned that September’s full moon will be the final one before the autumnal equinox. It is generally known as the “Harvest Moon”. The reports further suggest that in 2020, the autumnal equinox will occur on the 22nd of September. In this regard, it is important to mention that on that particular date, the duration of both day and night will be similar. Now, you might wonder why the researchers name it to be “Corn Moon”? If you are interested in knowing it, then give a thorough reading to this post.
The reason behind calling Sept’s full moon as “Corn Moon”
As mentioned earlier at the beginning of the news piece, this year’s full moon of September will occur before the autumnal equinox. Thenceforth, the full moon that will take place on the 1st of October will carry the title of Harvest Moon. Generally, it was supposed to be known as Hunter Moon. But, now, the Hunters Moon will appear in the night sky on the 31st of October. The Corn Moon received its title from the Native Americans. According to them, it is the perfect time for harvesting corn.
Further insights into the matter
The sources reveal that following the Corn Moon, the night of Halloween would witness the rare blue moon. As per the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the appearance of the blue moon occurs once in eighteen or nineteen years. After this year, the upcoming blue moon on Halloween will be visible in 2039. It has another name: Barley Moon. It is because the farmers consider it to be the best time for harvesting barley.
When can the Indians observe the “Corn Moon”?
In India, the Corn Moon appeared in the night sky from the 1st September. In fact, tonight, it will remain at its peak. Hence, if you have missed to watch it yesterday, make sure to see it tonight. This is a very rare event that takes place once in three years. The CNN Meteorologists stated that this Corn Moon will allow the spectators to capture an amazing view.