harvest moon


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harvest moon

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

harvest moon

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

har′vest moon′


n.
the moon at and about the period of fullness that is nearest to the autumnal equinox.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Translations

harvest moon

nplenilunio (più vicino all'equinozio d'autunno)
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.
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.
Old Baltus Van Tassel moved about among his guests with a face dilated with content and goodhumor, round and jolly as the harvest moon.
The harvest moon rises at the same time every night for a few days, providing a last burst of light before the long and dark fall and winter nights in many parts of the world.
Depending on exactly where you live, your garden may have been exposed to a light freeze (36 to 32 degrees) or a temperature more extreme during the nights leading up to the harvest moon.
A SPIN-OFF from the much-loved Harvest Moon franchise, Rune Factory's unusual blend of farming, life simulation and dungeon crawling makes for a wonderful and original single-player adventure.
Q SEPTEMBER'S moon is the harvest moon and October's is the hunter's moon.
I refer to the full Moon nearest the September equinox (or nearest the March equinox for those living south of the equator), the one commonly called the Harvest Moon.
Wooing a wife-to-be, buying chickens, milking the cows and planting crops are all gaming tasks that become vital if you're to succeed in Harvest Moon, and the deceptive simplicity of this game will suck players in as hours fly by.
The harvest moon is said to give farmers brighter moonlight for reaping their crops.
This is the Harvest Moon, named for the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox.