Tonight will be a Harvest Moon and a Super Moon Monday September 8, 2014. It will be the last of 3 this summer, starting with the first on July 12th and the second on August 10th of 2014.
If you can look up at exactly 6:38, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are seeing the completely full supermoon. But don’t feel bad if you miss it. For most of us, the moon looked pretty full last night, and it will continue to look pretty super for another few nights.
Monday’s moon is also known as the Harvest moon, because it is the full moon that falls closest to the fall equinox. It got the name “Harvest moon” because of a well-timed coincidence that allows it to give off a little extra light just as farmers are harvesting their crops.