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Help Us Name September’s Full Moon

Help Us Name September’s Full Moon

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve nearly reached the end of the yearlong Farmers’ Almanac Name that Moon Contest. Since the release of the 2010 Almanac last September, you have helped us to come up with the names of 11 full Moons, from October through August. The winning names, so far, are:

October’s Full Pumpkin Moon
November’s Full Thankful Moon
December’s Full Glad Tidings Moon
January’s Full New Beginnings Moon
February’s Full Sweetheart’s Moon
March’s Full Shamrock Moon
April’s Fool’s Moon
May’s Full Bloom Moon
June’s Full Firefly Moon
July’s Full Independence Moon
August’s Full Cricket Moon

August is almost over and voting is underway to name September’s full Moon. The traditional full Moon names for September are the Full Harvest Moon or Full Corn Moon. Technically, the Harvest Moon is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon falls during September, but it does occur during October in some years. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice, traditionally the chief food staples for Native Americans, are now ready for gathering.

This month, we received hundreds of new name suggestions for September’s full Moon. Our four finalists are Full Back to School Moon, Full Goldenrod Moon, Full Summer’s End Moon, and Full Apple Moon. Be sure to visit our Name that Moon Contest page today to vote for your favorite!

14 comments

1 haydon { 09.04.10 at 3:47 pm }

golden

2 rose { 09.04.10 at 3:45 pm }

corn harvest moon

3 toni { 09.04.10 at 3:43 pm }

the first frost moon

4 royd green { 09.04.10 at 3:41 pm }

The new beginnings moon

5 jonni { 09.04.10 at 11:43 am }

I like Full Autumn Moon too

6 Tommie { 09.03.10 at 6:46 pm }

Full Autumn Moon

7 camille { 09.01.10 at 1:15 pm }

The sunflower moon- for September

8 dalvin { 09.01.10 at 10:38 am }

ripe mellon moon

9 matt corder { 08.31.10 at 5:36 am }

The Hibrinating Rain Moon

10 Albert Conolly { 08.26.10 at 6:39 am }

The Equinox Moon.Sept.23rd 2010.

11 cindy { 08.25.10 at 4:47 pm }

the scholastic moon

12 Kay { 08.24.10 at 2:47 pm }

Lantern Moon
Hurricane Moon

13 karen palmer { 08.24.10 at 10:57 am }

Fall Around the Corner Full Moon

14 marylou sakosky { 08.23.10 at 4:03 pm }

ole \moonbeam –yes September Moonbeam

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