What is a Harvest Moon?
The Beautiful Harvest Moon - Autumn's Masterpiece
I grew up in the United States Midwest. I can always remember seeing the misty or orange moons and thinking about Fall and the beginning of Winter.
Until recently, I didn't know a lot about them. This website is not only about displaying the beauty of the Harvest Moon, but also has some fun trivia, quizzes and quotes.
I hope you enjoy them and think they are as beautiful as I think they are! Enjoy and please leave comments below!
Thanks for visiting!
Harvest Moon by Neil Young - Soundtrack - Select "Play" enjoy your browse!
The Harvest Moon
The Harvest Moon is not only the song by Neil Young, or the electronic game, it has been around for thousands of years.
Many have stood in awe and stared at the glowing or orange moon that you see around Fall. I personally thought there were many of them in a year but found out recently that there is only one. The Harvest Moon is the full moon that is closest to the Autumnal Equinox. It either occurs in late September or early October.
There is a confusion between the Harvest Moon and the Hunter's Moon because the Hunter's Moon is the first full moon after the Harvest Moon and most always occurs in October. So, when you hear someone say that it was a beautiful Harvest Moon and it is near Halloween, they are mistaken!
I hope this information helped you to clear up the difference and what the Harvest Moon is. Now, sit back and enjoy the show. I would suggest clicking on turning up your sound and clicking the link above with Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" so you can have a soundtrack while you enjoy the site!
Scary Harvest Moon
Harvest Moon That Needs Some Visine!
"...And Fall, with her yeller harvest moon and the hills growin' brown and golden under a sinkin' sun."
Harvest Moon Over the Game Field
Many Many Moon Jewelry Products! - You can all be Moonies!
Blurry Red Eyeball Harvest Moon
Big Pinkish-Yellow Harvest Moon
Books and Publications of the Moon - Is it really made of cheese?
Harvest Moon Going to School
"For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.
For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad."
Edwin Way Teale
Misty Yellow Harvest Moon
Harvest Moon Before the Harvest
Every Month's Moon Has a Name? - I didn't know myself until recenty!
I had no idea until recently that ever month's moon has an official name. I wanted to share these names because I had no idea and thought this was truly interesting! Have fun browsing and hopefully you learned something, as did I!
- January - The Wolf moon
- February - The Snow moon
- March - The Storm moon
- April - The Pink moon
- May - The Flower moon
- June - The Strawberry moon
- July - The Buck moon
- August - The Sturgeon moon
- September - The Harvest moon
- October - The Hunter's moon
- November - The Beaver moon
- December - The Cold moon
"There is a harmony
In autumn, and a lustre in its sky,
Which through the summer is not heard or seen,
As if it could not be, as if it had not been!"
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Creepy Wavy Harvest Moon
Almost to the Harvest Moon, Get Your Landing Gear Out!
"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all."