October's face, benign and mellow,
Turns nuts to brown and leaves to yellow;
But (like the Scorpion, sting in tail)
He ends with frost and scourging hail.
–Jan Struther (1901–53)
What Is the Harvest Moon? In 2020, the Harvest Moon rises on Thursday, October 1! The Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Wednesday morning through Saturday morning. Why does this phenomenon happen? Learn more—and shine on, Harvest Moon!
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