Do you love the full moon? Then you should know on 1 September 2020 on Tuesday and on 2 September 2020 on Wednesday, offers you the three chances to watch the full ‘corn moon’ this month at its best. Why only 3 chances are given and are it the ‘harvest moon’. On any day of this week, you can look at the full moon. It will look very bright and big but the satellite can look at its best at the time of moonrise and even at the time of moonset when the Moon is at the ‘full phase’.
The full moon in September 2020 will occur at 05:22 UTC on September 2, 2020, on Tuesday. This is only after midnight on Tuesday in the early hours for eastern North America. You can see it on Monday who is on the west coast. Well, the time of the full moon, when the satellite is a hundred percent illuminated seen from the earth is not considered as the best time to see.
Why It Is Also Called ‘Corn Moon’?
In September, the full moon is traditionally known as the ‘Harvest moon’ but technically it refers to the full moon closest to equinox at the time when day and night are of the same length. This year it will take place on 22nd September 2020. So, the full moon which comes on October 1, 2020, is the ‘Harvest moon’ even though typically the full moon in October is also known as ‘Hunter’s moon’. The names of the moon are not as imperative as harvesting of the crops is not done by farmers in Moonlight. The full moon of September is also known as ‘Barley Moon’ and ‘Fruit Moon’.
The 3 best chances to watch the Corn Moon
The satellite will rise above the eastern horizon around each full moon close at the time when the sun sets and shines all night. Then it will sink in the west when the sun will rise in the east in the morning. It is mainly about seeing the moonset or moonrise in twilight and as the moon rises each night, there will be limited opportunities about it. Well, this month you have a good opportunity to view the full Corn moon.
Corn Moon view: Full moonrise
- On Tuesday, September 2, 2020, just after the sunset. Tuesday provides you the opportunity to view the ‘corn moon’ rise in the twilight sky. Look at due east.
In London, the sunset will be at 7:48 pm BST and the full moon rise will be at 8:04 pm BST.
In Los Angeles, the sunset will be at 7:19 pm PDT and the full moon rise will be at 7:32 pm PDT. The full moon moment in Los Angeles will be at 10:23 pm PDT, so it will be the best time to see the ‘Corn Moon’ from Los Angeles.
In New York, the sunset will be at 7:29 pm EDT and the full moon rise will be at 7:41 pm EDT.
Corn Moon view: Full moonset
- On Wednesday, September 3, 2020, just before the sunrise. If you wake up early on 3 September 2020 then you will also have the other chance of seeing the full ‘corn moon’ sinking due west. The full moon will occur in the mid of the night.
In London, the sunrise will be at 6:15 am BST and the full moon set will be at 6:03 pm BST. The full moon moment in London is 5:23 am BST, so it is the best time when from London you can see the ‘corn moon’.
In Los Angeles, the sunrise will be at 6:27 am PDT and the full moonset will be at 6:46 am PDT.
In New York, the sunrise will be at 6:24 am EDT and the full moon set will be at 6:33 am EDT. The full moon moment in New York is 1:23 am EDT, so it is the best time when from New York you can see the ‘corn moon’.
Corn moon view: Bonus Moonrise
The best trick to see the moonrise is to view it in the well-lit sky moment after the sunsets. Well, when the moon rises around forty-five minutes later every night, this means you will only get just one chance to see the full moonrise at its best.
In London, the sunset will be at 7:45 pm BST and the full moon rise will be at 8:23 pm BST.
In New York, the sunset will be at 7:27 pm EDT and the full moon rise will be at 8:08 pm EDT.
In Los Angeles, the sunset will be at 7:27 pm PDT and the full moon rise will be at 8:08 pm PDT.
If you want to see the moon setting at the sunrise, then there is a need for a clear western horizon. You must try to find the location which has a clear eastern horizon to see the moonrise.