September’s Harvest Moon is full over New York City on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 7:54pm.
The September full moon is normally the Corn Moon. The Harvest Moon is either the September or October full moon, whichever is nearest the Fall Equinox, the beginning of fall in astronomy.
Full moon names in the United States follow Indigenous traditions. This moon is called the “Corn Moon” because it rises when corn is ready to harvest in the Northeast.
Interestingly, many of the Indigenous North American names for full moons are the same as the European names for the full moons. It’s yet another example of how in our natural state, we are one.
This full moon is also known as the “Barley Moon.”
Harvest Moon Full Moon Over Two Bridges
This is a pretty picture. It’s obvious that the moon in the water was added by the photographer.