Hunters Moon - Washington D.C.


Capital Heights, United States

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A harvest moon
“Harvest Moon” and “Hunter’s Moon” are traditional terms for the full moons occurring in autumn, in the Northern Hemisphere usually in September and October respectively. The “Harvest Moon” is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox (22 or 23 September), and the “Hunter’s Moon” is the one following it. The names are recorded from the early 18th century.12 OED for “Harvest Moon” cites a 1706 reference, and for “Hunter’s Moon” a 1710 edition of The British Apollo, where the term is attributed to “the country people” (The Country People call this the Hunters-Moon.) The names became traditional in American folklore, where they are now often popularly attributed to “the Native Americans”.13 The Feast of the Hunters’ Moon is a yearly festival in Lafayette, Indiana, held in late September or early October each year since 1968.14 In 2010, the Harvest moon occurred on the night of equinox itself (some 51⁄2 hours after the point of equinox) for the first time since 1991.1516

All full moons rise around the time of sunset. Because the moon orbits the earth in the same direction the earth is rotating, the moon rises later each day – on average about 50.47 minutes later each day 17 The Harvest Moon and Hunter’s Moon are unique because the time difference between moonrises on successive evenings is much shorter than average. The moon rises approximately 30 minutes later from one night to the next, as seen from about 40 degrees N or S latitude. Thus, there is no long period of darkness between sunset and moonrise for several days following the actual date of the full moon. wiki

Nikon D7000 w/ 18-200mm lens @ f 16
iso 160
2 seconds
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