Harvest-moon meaning

The full moon that occurs nearest the autumnal equinox.
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The full moon at or about the time of the autumnal equinox.
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The first full moon of autumn by a tropical year.
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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.
    From Wiktionary