Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Autumnal Equinox 2010

The Harvest Moon, c. 1914
Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow (1850-1919)*

This year in North America the first full day of the Autumnal Equinox coincides with the Full Moon. September's Full Moon is traditionally called the Harvest Moon. Sending hope that it shines on a fruitful time for you and yours.

*Sir Waterlow was an English landscape painter and academician at the Royal Academy. He worked in oil and was also President of the Royal Society of Water-Colour Artists.

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Anonymous said...

Here in western Oregon anyway [maybe other places too, I'm not smart about these things] I heard that the moon rise occurred at the same time as the sunset on this date which only happens about once every 20 years or so. [Now hopefully I got my facts straight. LOL]

Happy fall to you.

"Daffodil Planter" Charlotte Germane said...

Grace, What a wonderful phenomenon! Thanks for reporting in!

Christine B. said...

Autumn is great because I can see the stars again. The sun doesn't set until the am in the summer, so star viewing is difficult. The increasing dark hours are good for this one thing, it seems. Can you tell I'm trying to make lemonade out of lemons?

The full moons in autumn always seem huge. I would love them even more if they didn't coincide with hard freezes and snow. Ugh.

Christine in Alaska, really cold