A full moon rises over Phillipsburg in March 2020. The September full moon, known as the corn moon, will appear the night of Sept. 1-2. It is too early to be called the harvest moon, but it sets up two full moons in October, the second of which will be a blue moon on Halloween.Steve Novak | For lehighvalleylive.com
The last full moon of summer will arrive early Wednesday, setting up a blue moon in October.
The September full moon is usually referred to as the harvest moon, but this year is called the corn moon for just one of the season’s crops.
The 2020 September full moon is simply too early to be a true harvest moon, according to the Farmers’ Almanac, which says the title goes to the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, the first day of fall, on Sept. 22.
And that in turn sets up a blue moon: A second October full moon, the hunter’s moon, will appear on Halloween, Oct. 31.
In the meantime, the corn moon will rise at 8:12 p.m. Tuesday and officially reach its full phase at 1:22 a.m. Wednesday before setting at 7:39 a.m. Unfortunately, as of Saturday, the Lehigh Valley weather forecast for that night calls for mostly cloudy skies and showers.
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