Leaves are filling up the streets, the air is getting colder and thoughts are turning to Halloween. Autumn is well and truly on its way - and for astronomy fans, autumn also means it's time for the harvest moon. The harvest moon is the name given to the full Moon that takes place closest to the autumn equinox. This is why the harvest moon can fall any time between September and October. It is called a harvest moon because the Moon is particularly bright and rises early. In the past, this allowed farmers to extend their working day and work by the light of the extra-bright Moon, gathering crops to prepare for the winter months - hence 'harvest'.
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What is the equinox?
Season of mists, mellow fruitfulness, new shoes, dark nights and new TV series Autumn is rapidly approaching. The Autumn equinox falls on 23 September, when night and day are pretty much exactly the same length — 12 hours — all over the world; equinox means "equal night" in Latin. Women lose more hair in Autumn: they hold on to it in summer to protect their scalps against the midday sun.
Four Seasons - Poetry for the Autumn equinox
In Tune's specially curated playlist, inspired by the varied and vibrant colours of autumnal leaves, including music by Rachmaninov, Vivaldi, Respighi and Richard Strauss, as well as the sounds of woodland wildlife - the perfect combination for an October evening. See all episodes from In Tune Mixtape. Autumn Moon over the Calm Lake. Symphony No 2 in E minor, Op 27 3rd mvt. September Four Last Songs. Programmes and features exploring the enchantment, escape and magical danger of forests. Ten pieces and years of irresistibly cheerful music including Don't Worry Be Happy Discover the best classical music for study, inspiration and relaxation.
The second installment of this BBC documentary series delves into the murder of James Craig Anderson, who was robbed, beaten and run over in Jackson, Miss. Hallmark once again seems to delivers what it does best — blending the feeling and sentiments of a holiday or season with the trials and tribulations of love. And this film does not seem to stray from the tried and true concoction: Alex Lindy Booth is up for a promotion at the outdoor adventure company she works for and finds herself visiting a dude ranch that might be a possible acquisition. The five Crain siblings were haunted one summer when they were youths.