The best time to see the corn moon is


It is that time of the year when the air cools down a bit, pumpkin decorations fill the shops, and the corn moon fills the sky.


A full "Corn moon" A large metal statue rises on the campus of the University of Minnesota, Duluth.


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A full “corn moon” rises above a large metal statue on the campus of the University of Minnesota, Duluth.


Corn moon gets its name from Native Americans according to the farmers’ almanac. This moon was an indicator that it was the time of the corn harvest.

This moon can be misleading because it can also be called the Harvest Moon, or the moon that closet for the autumn equinox. Depending on the year and when the phase of the Moon falls, it can be both.

When can you see it?

Corn moon usually appears in September, but every two or three years it appears in October. This year you will be able to see the full beauty of this moon on September 2 around 1:22 am.

CNN meteorologist Judson Jones said his favorite time to see the full moon is because it is rising on the eastern horizon.

“When the moon is low on the horizon, it allows you to capture the scene with objects in the foreground, making the moon appear larger,” Jones said.

“Say you are in the city, and you are looking between one or two buildings or above the sky, this will make it feel like it is too big and will give it more impact.”

What is the next moon?

Since Harvest Moon and Corn Moon are different this year, Harvest Moon will be the next full moon to appear on 1 October.

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