Harvest coming soon File photo KDG

Harvest coming soon
File photo KDG

September1 16th will see a full moon or harvest moon. At our elevation 700 meters above sea-level there is a possibility of frost. The average overnight low for September in Merritt BC is 5.9 degrees C.

The Harvest Moon
The Full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox is named the Harvest Moon since, during this month, the Moon helps the harvest by providing more light at the right time than other Full Moons do. Learn more in our article about the Harvest Moon.

In years when the Harvest Moon falls in October, the September full Moon is usually known as the Full Corn Moon because it traditionally corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It is also called the Barley Moon because this is the time to harvest and thresh the ripened barley. Source The Farmers Almanac.


There is only a week from the full moon to the fall equinox on the 22nd of September. Thanks to all you hard working farmers…


On this Day: September 2nd 1998

Swiss air flight 111 crashes off Nova Scotia Canada.