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.
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Origin of harvest-moon
Extra light provides longer hours for the harvesting that occurs in the Northern Hemisphere at this time of year.
Harvest-moon Sentence Examples
In keeping with the summery feel of the day there's an almost full yellowish moon, like a harvest moon this evening.
From his haunting acoustic material as heard on the albums Harvest and Harvest Moon to his garage rock powerhouse band Crazy Horse, Neil Young has been following his own inspired musical compass for the better part of four decades.
Varies in September - Harvest Moon - The Lake - Check your personal calendar, as this date changes every year.
Set a small fairy figure against a full harvest moon.