harvest moon


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harvest moon

n.
The full moon that occurs nearest the autumnal equinox.
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harvest moon

n
(Astronomy) the full moon occurring nearest to the autumnal equinox
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har′vest moon′


n.
the moon at and about the period of fullness that is nearest to the autumnal equinox.
[1700–10]
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Noun1.harvest moon - the full moon nearest the September equinox
full, full moon, full phase of the moon, full-of-the-moon - the time when the Moon is fully illuminated; "the moon is at the full"
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Translations

harvest moon

nplenilunio (più vicino all'equinozio d'autunno)
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References in classic literature ?
The lane was moreover much rutted and broken up by the carriages which had recently transported articles of various kinds to the tournament; and it was dark, for the banks and bushes intercepted the light of the harvest moon.
The light that streamed from it was like the light of the harvest moon. When you looked down into the stone, you looked into a yellow deep that drew your eyes into it so that they saw nothing else.
But while I considered in what manner I could best frame my request, my companion, wakened from her reverie with a scarcely audible sigh, and looking towards the window, where the blood-red harvest moon, just rising over one of the grim, fantastic evergreens, was shining in upon us, said, - 'Gilbert, it is getting late.'
'Gazing into a girl's eyes, singing, "Shine on, thou harvest moon", and telling her how his boss is practically dependent on his advice.
Old Baltus Van Tassel moved about among his guests with a face dilated with content and goodhumor, round and jolly as the harvest moon. His hospitable attentions were brief, but expressive, being confined to a shake of the hand, a slap on the shoulder, a loud laugh, and a pressing invitation to "fall to, and help themselves."
A heart rooted to the earth yet one that will soar at the cockerel's cry, as with hope you ascend to the stars that will guide you through the darkness of night, into the harvest moon's eternal light.
Celebrate under a full harvest moon at Citizens for Conservation's Ignite the Night.
SEPTEMBER HARVEST MOON Made famous by legendary singer-songwriter Neil Young, this is one of the best-known moon names.
Cornerstone wasn't alone this year, however, as it was joined by newcomers Harvest Moon Bagel Co.
SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 14 - HARVEST MOON THE Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, and is characterised by its orange color.