Thursday, September 27, 2012

Harvest Moon

The days are growing shorter, and cold weather is coming soon, as autumn arrives in gala dress, riding on the harvest moon. 
~Annette Bromley

The Full Harvest Moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox. The Harvest Moon and Hunter's Moon are unique because the time difference between moonrises on successive evenings is much shorter than average. The moon rises approximately 30 minutes later from one night to the next. Thus, there is no long period of darkness between sunset and moonrise for several days following the actual date of the full moon. In times past this feature of these autumn moons was said to help farmers working to bring in their crops, or in the case of the Hunter's Moon, hunters tracking their prey. They could continue being productive by moonlight even after the sun had set. Hence the name Harvest Moon. 

The Harvest Moon is also known as the Wine Moon, the Singing Moon, 
"Blue Corn Moon", and the Elk Call Moon. 

In honor of the Harvest Moon I am having a special sale in my Etsy shop from 9/27/12 to 10/3/12.  25% off all Pre-made items.  This sale will not apply to "Made to Order" section.  Coupon code is "HARVESTMOON"

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

Nice post Mary! Love the photo too. I am hoping to have some sales so I can take advantage of your sale. Good luck!!!