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September full ‘Corn Moon’ graces the night sky

September full 'Corn Moon' graces the night sky

The “Corn Moon”, the first full moon of autumn, lit up the sky last night.

The Full “Corn Moon” which happens once every three years, occurs at a well-defined instant: when the moon is exactly 180o from the sun in ecliptic longitude.

September’s Full Moon marks the end of summer and the beginning of the autumn season.

September full 'Corn Moon' graces the night sky

It was named by the Algonquin tribes living in the northeastern U.S., according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. They called it for the time of year when they harvested staple crops like corn, pumpkins, squash, beans and wild rice.

The next full moon is expected to take place on October 2.

*Image Credit: Star.gr

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