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  1. #1 Harvest Moon - September 29, 2012 
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    There is a Harvest Moon the night of September 29. A Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the Autumn Equinox.

    Normally the moon rises 50 minutes later each night. In the fall, there is a narrow angle between the horizon and the ecliptic, causing the moon to rise 30 minutes later for several nights.

    This extra moonlight was traditionally used by farmers to harvest their crops.

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    Everything you need to know: Full Harvest Moon in 2012 | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

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    For some reason, when I see a harvest moon, Neil Young starts singing in my head and I want to go camping...

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    we decided to put the trot line out again yesterday
    unfortunately all the lines were tangled
    and it took us over an hour to untangle, and reset the hooks and bait
    so it was a tad late and getting dark when we finally set the line
    and darker still when we canoed back into the inlet and to shore
    and I forgot to take the torch
    the moon was full and the stroll home was relatively easy

    harvest moon?
    anyone here doing any harvesting?
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