Friday, October 8, 2010

Harvest Moon

The full moon that is closest to the fall equinox is what is known as the Harvest Moon. The term harvest moon steams from the days before electric lights, and when the farmers had to depend on the bright moonlight to help extend their work day after sunset, giving them more time to prepare their crops for the early morning farmers market.

This year (2010) we experienced the “Super Harvest Moon”. This happens when the night of the harvest moon coincides with the night of the fall equinox. This year the event happened on September 23rd in the early morning about 5 and a half hours after the autumnal equinox, the last time this occurred was in 1991, and it won’t happen again until 2029. Although this has past, there are many beautiful things here in Ogunquit to see while staying at The Mariner Resort.