The First Of Two Fulls Moons This Month Will Be Full Tonight!

The Harvest Moon will be full at 5:05 pm ET, but it will not rise until 7:25 pm.

 

The full moon that happens closest to the autumnal equinox (September 22) always takes on the name “Harvest Moon”. Typically, that happens in September, but not this year! The last full moon, the Corn Moon, occurred September 2nd, therefore this October 1st full moon is closest to the autumnal equinox so it takes the name Harvest Moon.

The moon will be full at 5:05 pm ET, but it will not rise until 7:25 pm.
Viewing should be great across the Carolinas despite a few clouds for some as a reinforcing cold front moves across the WCCB area.

Fun Fact: If you’re looking for the Harvest Moon and notice the bright object close to the moon – that is Mars.

There will be two full moons this month. Starting with the Harvest Moon on October 1st and ending with a rare Blue Moon on Halloween! How rare is a Halloween full moon? The last time a Halloween full moon appeared was for the Central and Pacific time zones in 2001. According to NASA, they occur every 19 years so the next Halloween full moon won’t occur until 2039. After that, 2058, 2077 and 2096.