September 10, 2014 in the U.S. sees the third night of the current full moon phase. This full moon has special significance because it is not only the Harvest Moon, which is the full moon occurring closest to the autumnal equinox, it also happens to be a full moon coinciding with lunar perigee.
Lunar perigee means that at the peak of full, a moon is as close to the Earth in its cycle as it will be all month. So, because of these two coinciding events, this Harvest Moon has the distinction of also being a supermoon. - Read more here: http://earthsky.org/tonight/the-moon-unites-everybody
I took these pictures on September 8th, from the street beside my house in southeastern Colorado.
My dh in the foreground.
The Harvest Moon can occur in September or October. When the Harvest Moon is in October, the September full moon is called the Corn Moon or Barley Moon. When the October full moon isn't the Harvest Moon, it is usually called the Hunter's Moon.
The Harvest Moon is so named because in the 'olden days' of traditional fall harvesting, this moon provided the much needed dusk-until-dawn illumination for people to work the extra hours in order to bring in the harvest.
These images are from September 9th around 8:30 p.m. MDT and taken in the same location as the other moon pictures.
So, just for fun, here is a YouTube video — 2 minutes of audio — of a 1909 recording of Shine on Harvest Moon sung by Ada Jones and Billy Murray. It is remarkably clear.
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