harvest moon

by theuglyearring

Shine on, shine on harvest moon
Up in the sky,
I ain’t had no lovin’
Since January, February, June or July
Snow time ain’t no time to stay
Outdoors and spoon,
So shine on, shine on harvest moon,
For me and my gal.

(Shine On Harvest Moon, Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth)

The Harvest Moon is also known as the Wine Moon, the Singing Moon and the Elk Call Moon. In American myth and folklore, the full moon of each month is given a name. There are many variations, but the following list gives the most widely known names in theUS:

  • January – Wolf moon, Hunger moon, Old moon
  • February – Snow moon, Ice moon
  • March – Worm moon, Sap moon, Sugaring moon, Crow moon, Storm moon
  • April – Pink moon, Egg moon, Grass moon, Rain moon, Growing moon, Wind Moon
  • May – Flower moon, Planting moon, Milk moon, Hare moon
  • June – Strawberry moon, Rose moon, Honey moon, Mead moon
  • July – Buck moon, Thunder moon, Deer moon, Hay moon
  • August – Sturgeon moon, Corn moon, Fruit moon, Barley moon
  • September – Harvest moon, Gypsy Moon
  • October – Hunter’s moon
  • November – Beaver moon, Frosty moon, Snow moon
  • December – Cold moon, Long Night moon, Winter moon
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