FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — You may have noticed that the moon is looking brighter and fuller.
You’re not wrong!
The next full moon will peak a little after midnight on Wednesday September 2, 2020.
It is actually not the Harvest Moon but it is called the Corn Moon.
PASS IT ON: The next full Moon arrives this Tuesday night! During the month of September, this Moon is known as the Full Corn Moon. Photo courtesy of Doug DeDecker. #Moon #Space pic.twitter.com/uIRasMOgFm
— Mark Tarello (@mark_tarello) August 31, 2020
The reason for this different moon name is because of the difference between the Moon’s orbit and the length of the months.
It will appear full from Monday evening through Thursday morning.
If you are wanting to catch a glimpse of the Corn Moon, the best opportunity will be Monday night.
Our next system will push thick clouds across northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio Tuesday night.
It looks like those clouds will linger through the middle of the week.
The Full Corn or Harvest Moon happens this Wednesday, September 2, at 1:22 a.m. EDT. pic.twitter.com/voREftv4yk
— Paul Piorek (@PaulPiorek) August 30, 2020
The moon will rise at 7:56 p.m. Monday and it will be 96% illuminated.
The Harvest Moon will occur on October 1.