Corn Moon is the final full moon of northern summer

You probably noticed the unusually big and yellow-colored Moon rising on the sky in the past nights. Well, it’s called Corn Moon and it’s the third and final full moon of northern summer. The name comes from the Native Americans, according to the Farmers Almanac.

Corn Moon can also be confused with the Harvest Moon because it occurs closest to the autumnal equinox. The difference between the two is made by the year and phase of the Moon, that`s why it can sometimes be both. Long story short, besides its spectacular beauty, Corn Moon signals the time to harvest the corn.

The best time to see it starts on the night of September 2nd, and as a suggestion, specialists say it looks the best when it rises over the horizon. Because it “allows you to capture the view with objects in the foreground, making the moon appear bigger”, according to CNN meteorologist Judson Jones.

Photo: The Farmers Almanac