January 1, 2005
We've all heard of the Harvest Moon and the Hunter's Moon but probably not the Green Corn Moon. Various cultures have their own nicknames for each Full Moon, but many of those used in North America — and which we'll consider here — come from Native Americans. These names are easy to remember because people assigned them based on what was then happening in the natural world. Here's a brief list:
This 0.25-second exposure of the nearly full moon was taken with a 6.1-inch Astro-Physics refractor and double green filters.
Photo by Gregory Terrance
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