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Harvest Moon

On October 1, 2020, there will be a bright Harvest Moon up in the cooling night sky. Who decided that this moon should be named after the harvesting cereal crops? Well, Let’s find out together.

Why is it called the Harvest Moon?

The Harvest Moon is the very first full moon after the Autumn Equinox on September 22. It hangs very low in the horizon and has a stellar orange tint, matching well with autumn colors. In the past, the light from this full moon was particularly useful to farmers harvesting their crops in the fall. Thus, it is most likely that farmers in the northern hemisphere first gave this moon its name.

Where is the best place to view this uniquely named moon?

Each month’s full moon has a particular name. Our guests’ best place to view them is at our delicious Eclipse restaurant at the Moonrise Hotel. Fall is almost here, and let’s finally have some local fun at the Saint Louis’ Eclipse restaurant.