<p>BURROWBRIDGE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05: The full Harvest moon rises over the ruins of St Michael's Church, a scheduled monument on the top of Burrow Mump on October 5, 2017 in Somerset, England. Normally the Harvest moon, the name given to the first full moon rising closest to the autumnal equinox, usually occurs before the equinox in September. However this year, the Harvest moon, which is said to symbolised when farmers would need to start gathering in the food to prepare for the lean winter months, is happening in October. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)</p>
Posted at 12:02 PM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated2018-09-24 14:56:54-04
Look up tonight and you may be delighted to see a full harvest moon.
According to NASA, the moon will become officially full at 10:52 p.m. ET on Monday, and will appear full through Wednesday.
The moon will rise Monday night around 7:50 p.m., but it won't hit full peak until three hours later.
A full moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox is known as the Harvest Moon. Since the full moon rises when the sun sets, the bright full moon allowed farmers extra time to harvest in the evening.
The Autumnal Equinox was Saturday. It means the northern and southern hemispheres experienced an equal amount of daylight.
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