The Corn Moon Rising
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A week ago today , the Full Corn Moon rose over Washington. The Corn Moon, sometimes called the Fruit Moon, occurs in late August or early September. Its name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked the time when their corn was supposed to be harvested. Our next full moon, the Harvest Moon, will rise on October 4. The Harvest Moon occurs closest to the Autumnal Equinox and follows the Corn Moon.
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I had planned to photograph the moonrise on September 4 from the Netherlands Carillon, but a heavy bank of clouds on the eastern horizon blocked the view. The moon, for a moment, peaked through the clouds well above the horizon, but it took a while for it to eventually clear all of the clouds and shine brightly overhead. I moved to the Marine Corps Memorial to finish the photo shoot, once the moon became clearly visible.
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