In addition to the autumnal equinox, there is another event that may also be visible Mexico. The Corn Moon will be in the sky on September 20-21. That way, we’ll see the last full moon of summer. This will also begin the harvest season according to the Native American tradition known as Algonquins, and the harvest season will begin.
From September 20, the sky will witness a strange astronomical phenomenon that will be enough just to shift your gaze to be able to notice it. For this reason, prepare the camera and gather the family so that everyone can see it. Of course, choose a place that does not have a lot of light to appreciate it in all its splendor.
What is an atom moon?
Also known as “Harvest Moon” it is the last full moon of summer. The reason for this name is that it is on these dates that the harvest of corn and bean crops begins. This tradition has been in effect since the time of the indigenous peoples of America. who were also called Red Indians.
The Corn Moon can be seen in its splendor from the night of Monday 20th until dawn on Tuesday 21st September. According to the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics (INAOE), the phenomenon will begin at 6:54 p.m. Monday (Central Mexico time).
Physically, you will notice that this moon has an orange color due to the density of the atmosphere. This year, the Corn Moon will be located at a geocentric distance of 389,971 kilometers and will have an angular size of 32.6 arc minutes.
Where will the atom moon be visible?
The best part about Corn Moon is that it will be visible to people in Mexico just by looking at it. This astronomical phenomenon does not require telescopes or specific spaces to go to to view it, even when there are other events during the year, such as meteor showers, which require spaces devoid of light or many buildings to be appreciated.
The case of this bright moon is the exception, and you can see it while you are comfortable on the street or window. The only potential obstacle you might encounter is that there are too many clouds in your path, but we hope that’s not the case.
Corn Moon in other countries
In Europe they know it as the “Fruit Moon”, because it is the time when some of these varieties, such as grapes, oranges or mangoes, are harvested. In China it is the month of the “Hungry Ghost”, because the seventh month of the Chinese calendar is the month of spirits. At the same time, in India they call it Petri paksha (Grandfather’s fortnight), because it happens when they honor their dead, by offering food.
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