Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Harvest Moon & On Reaching 2000

As you loyal readers know, yours truly has a thing about the full moon, in this case, The Harvest Moon, commemorating the harvest, something all cultures do in order to survive. In China, this is a big deal. To this rube, it is also. Enjoy. :)

On a last note, this is Piece No. 2000. Never thought this number would ever be reached, ever.

Many think that the Harvest Moon remains in the night sky longer than any of the other full moons seen during the year, but that is not so. What sets the Harvest Moon apart from other full moons is that it occurs at the climax of the harvest season, so farmers can work late into the night by the moon's light. This moon rises at about the time the sun sets, and — more importantly — at this time of year, instead of rising its normal average of 50 minutes later each day, the moon seems to rise at somewhat the same time each night.

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