What is a Harvest Moon, you may ask? According to my sources (Wikipedia, other people standing near me . . . Mom), it is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. What is an equinox? An equinox occurs twice a year (once in Fall and once in Spring) and is when the earth’s axis is tilted neither away nor towards the sun causing the center of the sun to be on the same plane as the earth’s equator. Because of this, the length of day and night are approximately the same length!
In honor of the Harvest Moon (also know as the Wine Moon, the Singing Moon, the “Blue Corn Moon,” and the Elk Call Moon – thanks internet), we’ll be playing the Harvest Moon Festival in Yorkville, IL along the fox river with some wonderful friends this Saturday, Sept 29th! What could be a better way to celebrate than with a fresh crop of great music and good brews? Come join us?
When asking others about their fond memories of the many a Harvest Moon, this song came up with a twinkle in the eye:
And in case you want to sing along (and see just what a harvest and a Harvest Moon Festival really looks like . . .) just follow the moon, he’ll guide you: