The game follows a young man charged with maintaining the farm he inherits from his grandfather. The primary objective is to restore and maintain a farm that has fallen into disrepair. The player decides how to allocate time between daily tasks, such as clearing land, planting crops, selling harvests, raising livestock, attending festivals, building relationships with villagers, and foraging.
The Moon may rise as little as 23 minutes later on several nights before and after the full Harvest Moon (at about 42 degrees north latitude), which means extra light at peak harvest time near autumn. By the time the Moon has reached last quarter, however, the typical 50-minute delay has returned.
At the start of spring, the opposite applies. The full Moon is in the section of the zodiac that has the steepest angle with respect to the eastern horizon. For several days bracketing the full Moon nearest the vernal equinox, the delay in moonrise is as much as 75 minutes (at 42 degrees north latitude).
According to astronomy author Guy Ottewell, the idea of the Harvest Moon originated in Europe (average latitude about 50 degrees north), where the Harvest Moon rises only ten to 20 minutes later each night. It must have seemed a boon that just when days were getting rapidly shorter and the Sun seemed to go down all too soon, the Harvest Moon arrived to extend the hours that harvesting could be done.
I can remember many a night on the farm doing beans we would talk about the lore of the harvest moon. Sometimes beans were already done and we were starting corn which could run til the wee hours of the morning. But we always had that full moon. Those were good times with good people and hard work. You knew what a long days work was when it was over, until the next day. then you started up again.
Love this stuff, Large family Farm Northern Kentucky.This is my favorite time of year and I have always noted the "Moon" in my life.While I understand the relevance of the harvest moon, I did not know that it was at least as relevant to the Chinese (really Duhhhh).We (Westerners) have a tradition of names, What is the name tradition for the Chinese, "Moons"?
The details of the Harvest Moon was brought to my attention late yesterday. Opening my back door I noticed the moon positioned in the northeast with a powerful illuminiation. As I returned to my computer and telephone conversation I mentioned how beautiful the moon was shining. At that premise moment, the person on the other end of the phone shared with me that it was the Harvest Moon. I had never heard of the Harvest Moon, but I was instructed to make a wish and several wishes. Instead, I shall pray as ask God to release blessings, miracles, and healings categorically into my life. Afterall, it was God that created the moon; Genesis 1:14,16, Psalm 8:3, and Isaiah 30:26.
So the harvest moon would mark the time between it and the fall equinax (Sept. 23 ?) for harvesting crops. Is this because there is not enough daily light to grow efficiently anymore or because the moon offers the ability to work late into the night and you hope your crops are ready to harvest?
Most often, a season has three full moons. This time around, however, four full moons take place in one season: between the June solstice and September equinox. Four full moons in one season is quite atypical. Therefore, some people refer to the third of these four full moons as a seasonal Blue Moon.
On average, the full moon rises around sunset, and rises about 50 minutes later each day. But when a full moon happens close to an autumn equinox, the moon on the following nights rises closer to the time of sunset. For mid-temperate latitudes, it rises only about 20 to 25 minutes later daily for several days before and after the full Harvest Moon.
As the full Moon closest to the autumnal equinox (the end of summer and start of fall), this is the Harvest Moon. During the harvest season farmers sometimes need to work late into the night by the light of the Moon. 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 nearly the same time: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the northern U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. The Harvest Moon is an old European name for this full Moon; the Oxford English Dictionary cites the year 1706 for the first published use of the name. Since the Harvest Moon is not always in September, other European names for the full Moon in September are the Fruit Moon, as a number of fruits ripen as the end of Summer approaches, or the Barley Moon, from the harvesting and threshing of the barley.
In China, Vietnam, and some other Asian countries, this full Moon corresponds with the Mid-Autumn Festival, a traditional harvest festival. In China, other names for this festival include the Moon Festival, the Mooncake Festival, and the Reunion Festival (traditionally women in China would visit their parents, then return to celebrate with their husbands and their parents). Part of the festival includes offerings to the Moon Goddess Chang'e (the name the China National Space Agency gives their lunar missions). In Korea, this full Moon corresponds with the harvest festival Chuseok, during which Koreans leave the cities to return to their traditional hometowns and pay respects to the spirits of their ancestors.
On average, the Moon rises about 50 minutes later each day. At Full Moon, it rises as the Sun sets. In the Northern Hemisphere around the Harvest Moon, however, the difference in the time of moonrise from one day to the next is less than 50 minutes. At the latitude of Edinburgh in the UK, the Moon rises about 10 minutes later each day. At the lower latitude of New York in the USA, the difference is around 25 minutes per day.
With successive moonrises coming around the same time of day, it may feel like there are several Full Moons in a row. Historically, the extra moonlight meant that farmers could work and harvest their crops for a longer time in the evenings. Hence, the Harvest Moon.
Around the September equinox, the North Pole is tilted away from the Moon at First Quarter, and toward the Moon at Third Quarter. As a result, in the Northern Hemisphere, the Third Quarter Moon spends more time above the horizon than the First Quarter Moon. To gain this extra time, it rises earlier than usual during the intervening period, with the earliest moonrises of all coming around Full Moon.
The September equinox coincides with many cultural events, religious observances, and customs around the world. For example, the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is a harvest festival celebrated worldwide in Chinese and Vietnamese communities on the day of the Harvest Moon.
From New York City, the officially full moon will be visible just before it sets at 6:29 a.m. and rise that evening at 7:45 p.m., according to timeanddate.com (opens in new tab). The moon will be in the constellation Pisces.
Native people in North America had a number of different associations and names for the September lunation and full moon. According to the Ontario Native Literacy project, the Cree peoples called it the Rutting Moon, because elk in September start to rub the velvet off of their antlers ahead of the mating season, while the Ojibwe called it the Falling Leaves Moon. The Cherokee called it the Nut Moon, for when many trees start bearing them. In the Pacific Northwest the Tlingit called the lunation of September the Young Animals Moon, while the Haida called the month "Cedar Bark for Hats and Baskets."
For Abrahamic traditions the full moon of September can be important, as for Jewish people it's the one that precedes the High Holy Day of Rosh Hashonah which starts on Sept. 25. Muslims use a lunar calendar, so the full moon is in the middle of the month (in this case, called Safar). One peculiarity of the Islamic calendar is that the months migrate through the year, relative to Gregorian dates, because the lunar month is shorter than the 30-day month used in solar calendars.
In China, the full moon of September will mark the mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the mooncake festival (for the eponymous food). It is a three-day public holiday (from Sept. 10-12) when families traditionally gather; the festival celebrates the harvest and light lanterns to wish for future prosperity. The festival is also popular in Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.
This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June . . . so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry!
This full Moon name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested. Most often, the September full Moon is actually the Harvest Moon, which is the full Moon that occurs closest to the fall equinox.
Hi Debbie,Visit our Moon Phase Calendar and at the top of the page you have the ability to enter whatever location you want to know the information in. This is the easiest way for you to track full moon information in your location (or any other you want to see).
it is missing a moon. between August 1 and September 29 there are 60 days a full moon happens every 29.5 days there should be 3 full moons. the first on August 1 the second a Blue Moon on August 31 and then there is the full moon on September 29th
That comes in handy for northern farmers who are working long days to harvest their crops before autumn. The extra dose of lighting afforded by the full Moon closest to the equinox is what gives the Harvest Moon its name. In the southern hemisphere, this week's full Moon behaves in exactly the opposite way: there will be an extra long time between moonrises from one evening to the next. 041b061a72