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September 27
Full Harvest Moon 6:50 pm
This is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon. Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Read more.

October 27
Full Hunter's Moon 4:05 am PDT

November 25
Full Frost Moon 2:44 pm - PST (PDT ends on November 2, 2014)

December 25
Full Long Nights Moon or Full Cold Moon 3:11 am PST