This month the full moon will appear on September 13 and is called the Harvest Moon. The full moon is nearest to the autumn equinox beginning on September 23.
As per the Farmer’s Almanac, each moon has a specific name and the Harvest Moon is also called the Micro Moon. This time the occurrence remains important because it is also Friday the 13th
Ahead of Harvest Moon 2019, let’s know the significance, timings and everything about it
Harvest Moon 2019 date and time
On September 13, Harvest moon will be marked and as per the Farmer’s Almanac for people living in the Eastern Time Zone, the moment of the full moon turns will occur after midnight at 12:33 a.m on Saturday, the 14th.
In the UK, the Full Moon will peak around 5.33am BST (4.33am UTC).
Significance of Harvest Moon
Based on some seasonal changes full moon gets its name. The month of September is the harvest season for the early Native Americans.
Earlier, farmers used the moonlight to work in the fields and on the days with maximum moonlight, they stayed up and gathered their crops after the sunset. This moon is said to rise at the time of sunset, which is almost 50 minutes earlier than on an average day.
The harvest moon is also referred to as Micro moon as it is said that this moon appears 14 percent smaller than the regular moon. The reason for this is because the moon is at the point of apogee- the furthest point of the moon’s elliptical orbit.