Crisp colder nights bring with them a very warm welcome with the Harvest Moon that will be making it's grand entrance on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 7:13 am EDT. Harvest Moons usually will appear after the equinox with this moon being the last summer full moon, even though we are on the brink of fall.
Most seasons only have three full moons, but this summers third moon was called the "Blue Moon". "The 2013 Harvest Moon comes less than 3.5 days prior to the Autumnal Equinox, although a Harvest Moon can occur as early as Sept. 8 (as will be the case next year) or as late as Oct. 7 (as was the case in 1987)." October Harvest Moons usually happen every four years with the last one appearing in 2009 and the next will make it's appearance in 2017.
Truly this moon will be a treat especially to those living in the Northern Hemisphere. "The Harvest Moon effect is greater the farther north you are. Indeed, the difference is less at more northerly locations (at Edmonton, Alberta, located at latitude 53.6 degrees north, the average difference is only 24 minutes)."
In any doubt, the arrival of the Harvest Moon is for lovers of the Fall and the upcoming bewitching Halloween.