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Saguaro Moon

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Saguaro Moon


A Full Moon rising
can be a dramatic celestial
sight, and
Full Moons can have many names.

For example, tonight's Full Moon, the one nearest the
autumnal equinox
in the northern hemisphere, is popularly
called the Harvest Moon.

to lore
the name is a fitting one because farmers
could work late into the night at the end of the growing season
harvesting crops by moonlight.

In the same traditions, the Full Moon following the
Harvest Moon is
the Hunter's Moon.

But, recorded on a trip to the American southwest, this
contribution to compelling images of
moonrise is appropriately titled
Saguaro Moon.

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