Wednesday, September 26, 2007


"Shine on, shine on harvest moon up in the sky,

I ain't had no lovin'

Since January, February, June or July

Sno Time ain't no time to stay

Outdoors and spoon,

So shine one, shine on harvest moon

For me and my gal."

- Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth (1903)

The Harvest Moon
( Suttons Bay, Michigan)
Rice Moon
( Manoominike-gizis)
~ Ojibwe
"The full harvest moon is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this 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 each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice, the chief Indian staples, are now ready for gathering. This year the full harvest Moon is on September 26th."

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