Spectacular Images of the September “Corn Moon”

September’s “Corn Moon” in the skies of Utah (courtesy of Ali Nas)

Photographers who were on standby on the morning of Wednesday, September 2, captured arresting images of a full and bright “Corn Moon” that shone over the horizon.

The Corn Moon, which reached peak fullness on Wednesday 1:22am EDT, was named so by Native Americans to indicate the beginning of the corn harvest season. It was the last full moon of summer and it shone full from Monday to Thursday.

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September’s full moon is usually called the “Harvest Moon,” as it typically occurs closest to the first day of fall (or the fall equinox), according to the Maine Farmers Almanac, which first published Native American names for the full moons in the 1930s. But this year, the autumnal equinox will fall on September 22, making the October 1 full moon the Harvest Moon. A rare blue moon is expected to shine this Halloween, October 31.

For those who missed this unusual lunar occurrence, we’ve compiled spectacular images of the Corn Moon posted by photographers from across the country.

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Okay… so hold on. Let me explain. Professional DSLR cameras have an option of creating what they call a multiple exposure image or a composite image. So what I did was using one camera I took a picture of the moon with a 400mm lens with a 1.4 teleconveter. Then I removed that camera changed the settings and then attached a 24-70mm lens and took a second picture. The hard part was remembering where I photographed the moon in the frame. When finished the camera created a composite of the two frames. So NO PHOTOSHOP was used to create this photo. It was all done in camera. First exposure of the moon was: 560mm lens, ISO: 200, Aperture: 5, Shutter: 1/500 of a second. The second exposure of the bridge was: 70mm lens, ISO: 200, Aperture: 13, Shutter: 5 seconds. So yes it's NOT a real single photograph but a composite of two photographs blended into one. The Corn Moon can be seen above the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge photographed from Treasure Island in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. This is the final full moon of the summer. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) #nikond5 #nikon @nikonusa #fullmoon #moon #sanfrancisco #bayarea #onassignment #cornmoon

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