September Harvest Moon

Full Moon on September 20, 2021 – in Dubai, UAE. This Full Moon closest to the autumn equinox is called the Harvest Moon beacuse of its light being useful in harvesting the crops in the evening. The Harvest Full Moon is also called Mid-Autumn Festival Moon (China), Singing Moon (Celtic), Barley Moon (English Medieval), Fruit Moon (North America), Worm Moon, Crow Moon or Sugar Moon (Southern Hemisphere).

On September 18 the conjunction (meeting) of the Moon and Jupiter could have been observed.

Full Moon
Full Moon

September 20, 2021

See also:

Full Moons in 2021: Full Wolf Moon | Full Snow Moon | April Pink Supermoon | May Flower Supermoon | June Strawberry Moon | August Sturgeon Moon – Blue Moon

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August Sturgeon Moon – Blue Moon

Full Moon on August 22, 2021 – in Dubai, UAE.

August Full Moon is traditionally called: Sturgeon Moon, Blueberry Moon, Wheat Cut Moon, Green Corn Moon. Those names are connected to agricultural activities (and fishing season) in the Northern Hemisphere.

August Full Moon is also a Blue Moon – in this case the third Full Moon out of four during the summer 2021.

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June Strawberry Moon

Strawberry Full Moon – first after June solstice (summer solstice in Northern Hemisphere) Full Moon on June 24, 2021 – in Dubai, UAE.

The name of the Strawberry Moon is connected to the harvest season of that berry in June. June’s Full Moon is also called Rose Moon or Hot Moon.

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May Flower Supermoon

Full Flower Moon on May 26th was the second (and last) supermoon of 2021. Supermoons appear larger and brighter than usual Full Moons: the May supermoon was 14 percent larger 30 percent brighter.

The first lunar eclipse of the 2021 that took place on that day was not visible in the UAE.

The May supermoon is called “Flower” because of spring time in the Northern Hemisphere:  warm weather and blooming flowers. It is also known as the Corn Planting Moon the Milk Moon and the Mother’s Moon.

In the photo below: Full Moon in Dubai, UAE.

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