Camp at Holly Shores for the Full Corn Moon in September!

The Full Corn Moon is just around the corner. Why not spend this beautiful evening at Holly Shores Camping Resort? We’d love to have you, and camping under a full moon makes for unforgettable memories!

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What and When is the Full Corn Moon?

You might have only heard of the Corn Moon when Pocahontas sings “Colors of the Wind.” You’re not alone – but there’s a lot more to it than a Disney movie! The Full Corn Moon is the full moon of September, and you can expect to see it rise on Monday, September 1st and peak in the sky a little after 1:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 2nd.

The history of naming full moons comes from Native Americans, who named each month’s full moon. The name was usually given in relation to signs of the season, which in a sense helps keep track of the year’s progression. That name might be different based on different regions, so September’s full moon was also sometimes referred to as the Barley Moon. Both corn and barley were being harvested at this time of year. Neat, huh?

Is the Corn Moon the Same Thing as the Harvest Moon?

This year it’s not. The Harvest Moon refers to the full moon that’s closest to the autumnal equinox in late September. Since September’s full moon is early in the month, it’s called the Corn Moon – and as a special treat, October has two full moons. And, you guessed it, October’s first full moon – on the 1st – will be called the Harvest Moon because it’s nearer the autumnal equinox. The second full moon of October, on the 31st, will be called the Blue Moon. Want to finally understand what a Blue Moon is, anyway? Learn more fun facts here.

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How to See The Corn Moon

Step One: Get away from the lights. Really! Viewing the moon and stars is best when you can get away from city lights and have a clear view of the night sky. When you decrease the light around you, the light above you really gets impressive.

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So why not come to Holly Shores Camping Resort? Contact us today to make a reservation for the first couple nights of September. Enjoy beautiful views of the night sky and take some great photos of the Corn Moon. Throw on a flannel shirt, bring your family and friends, and enjoy time around the campfire. Make s’mores, grill some hot dogs, and enjoy each other’s company. And if you find yourself singing “Colors of the Wind” as the sky gets dark…well, we won’t blame you.

 

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