Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The full moon that occurs nearest the autumnal equinox.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The full moon nearest to the autumnal equinox.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The first full moon of autumn by a tropical year.
  • noun The full moon nearest the autumn equinox, when the moon rises the latest and lowest in the sky and seems to appear the biggest, as seen from the Northern Hemisphere.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the full moon nearest the September equinox

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Extra light provides longer hours for the harvesting that occurs in the Northern Hemisphere at this time of year.

Examples

    Sorry, no example sentences found.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • "shine on, shine on harvest moon..."

    who was that song by – Rudy Valee?

    June 20, 2009

  • Full moon of September, corresponding to the fifteenth of the eighth lunar month.

    July 16, 2009