Tonight will host the Corn Moon, the name given to the full moon that will reach its fullest point around 3AM Eastern time tomorrow morning.
While the name evokes mental images of a moon colored yellow, that’s not the case — the name refers to the fact that corn is typically harvested around this time.
For those wondering what happened to the Harvest Moon, it has been bumped to October this year.
The September full moon known as the full moon typically happens in the end of the month, making tonight’s full moon a bit too early to earn the label.
Instead, the Harvest Moon designation will go to the full moon that will be happening in early October, and so this moon — the one happening tonight — is being called the Corn Moon instead.
But what about the Hunter’s Moon, which commonly happens in October?