Steph Barnes
September 16, 2016 3:49 pm
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A rare Harvest Moon eclipse is set to occur tonight, as September 16th comes to a close. With this form of lunar magic in mind, we think it’s safe to say that tonight will be LIT 🔥 — no seriously. Although not a super moon, the Harvest Moon is known to be bigger and brighter than your average glowing orb in the nighttime sky.

According to The Old Farmers Almanac, this full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when their corn was ready to be harvested. At the peak of harvest, farmers can even work late into the night by the light of this moon.

Plus, it’s different from other full moons because it rises at roughly the same time for several nights running, offering more light. To make things even more interesting, the Harvest Moon occurs closest to the Autumn equinox and marks the end of Summer.

So, we hope you get some summer lovin’ in tonight because, if the moon has anything to say about it, this season’s offically over.

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But what does this all mean for all of us?

“It must be a full moon” is a phrase said whenever crazy things happen or whenever emotions seem to be running at an all-time high. You may find yourself caught in a heated exchange you’d rather not be a part of. Be mindful and take a moment (along with a few deep breaths) so you can think before responding.

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Tonight’s full moon rises in water sign Pisces. To explain, The Hood Witch writes:

Now, armed with this new information, go forth and have an amazing weekend. Lady Luna is putting on a show, so don’t forget to look up and appreciate.

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