The tenth Full Moon of the 2018 lunar calendar peaks towards the end of next month.
The September Full Moon is the first Full Moon of autumn, showing up just one day after the Autumn Equinox and the end of summer on September 23.
This year the September Full Moon lights up 100 percent on the night of Sunday, September 23.
Depending on where you live, the Moon will creep over the horizon at different times.
How to see the September Full Moon
When observed from London, the moon will rise at about 111 degrees in an east-southeast direction.
More often than not, the September Full Moon rises close to the Autumn Equinox – the astronomical start of autumn.
In the Gregorian calendar, autumn kicks off on September 1.
But astronomically speaking, the planet’s position in relations to the Sun this year does not signal a change in the seasons until September 23.
Read more about the Autumn Equinox here: When is the first day of Autumn? What is the Autumn equinox?
What is the September Harvest Moon?
Just like the Full Moon’s before it, the September Full Moon has a unique name which denotes a particular change in the season or the landscape.
Many of the colloquial Moon names used these days were adapted by colonialists from Native American traditions.
The September Full Moon is commonly known as the Harvest Moon or the Full Corn Moon.
According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the Harvest Moon’s name is tied to the Autumn Equinox.
Amy Nieskens of the Old Farmer’s Almanac said: “September’s Full Moon is known as the Full Corn Moon because it corresponds with the harvesting of Corn. It is also known as the Full Barley Moon.
“The Harvest Moon is the Moon nearest to the Autumnal Equinox and can occur either in September or October each year and is bright enough to allow the finishing of all harvest chores.”
Other traditional September Full Moon names include the Moon When the Plumes are Scarlet in Lakota Sioux tradition and the Moon When the Deer Paw the Earth according to the Omaha Native Americans.
The Sioux native tribes also called the September Full Moon the Moon When the Calves Grow Hair.
When are the other Full Moon’s this year?
Here are all of the named Full Moon phases of this year’s launder cycle.
January 31 – Full Woolf Moon
March 31 – Full Worm Moon
April 29 – Full Pink Moon
May 29 – Full Flower Moon
June 28 – Full Strawberry Moon
July 27 – Full Buck Moon
August 26 – Full Sturgeon Moon
September 24 – Full Corn Moon
October 24 – Full Hunter’s Moon
November 23 – Full Beaver’s Moon
December 22 – Full Cold Moon