When to see the Full Corn Moon over West Berkshire

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It's that time of year when the air gets a little cooler, pumpkin decor pops up across stores, and the Corn Moon fills the sky. The equinox is on September 22 this year, therefore the Harvest Moon - the closest Full Moon - will occur on October 1.

"Usually the Full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at almost the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the USA, and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe".

According to NASA, it's also known as the Fruit Moon and the Barley Moon in Europe and the Hungry Ghost Moon, our personal favorite moniker, in China.

The last full moon of the summer is set to appear in the night sky across the US Tuesday.

A blog post at Royal Museums Greenwich explains: "It may at first seem odd to think of a full moon occurring during daylight hours".

© Provided by CBS News The full Harvest Moon rises above the Statue of Liberty in New York City on September 13, 2019 as seen from Jersey City, New Jersey.

A full "Corn Moon" will light up the sky at 1:22 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, on the east coast, according to the Farmers' Almanac.

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In 2018 and 2019, autumn started closer to the September full moon than the October full moon, so the September moon carried its traditional harvest moon nickname.

Royal Museums Greenwich writes: "After the harvest moon comes the hunter's moon, in the preferred month to hunt summer-fattened deer and fox unable to hide in bare fields".

A few other nicknames have been thrown into the mix for this month's full moon.

"In rooting around for why this name, what I have come to imagine is that the Wine Moon is so-named because the sun is setting right now in the vicinity of the constellation Virgo, where we find the star Vindemiatrix".

The Farmer's Almanac said: "This full Moon name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested".

"Over time these names have become widely known and used".

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