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Rusty Schramm/Telegram The Harvest Moon rises over Temple on Wednesday evening. For the first time in almost 20 years, autumn began on the night of a full moon. Summer officially changed to fall at 10:09 p.m. Wednesday - the autumnal equinox. The Harvest Moon gets its name from agriculture. In the days before electricity, farmers depended on bright moonlight to extend the workday beyond sunset. It was the only way they could gather their ripening crops in time for market. This Harvest Moon was to reach maximum illumination six hours after the equinox. This has led some astronomers to call it the "Harvestest Moon" or a "Super Harvest Moon." There hasn't been a comparable coincidence since Sept 23, 1991, when the difference was about 10 hours, and it won't happen again until the year 2029, according to NASA.  Harvest Moon  9-22-10

Rusty Schramm/Telegram The Harvest Moon rises over Temple on Wednesday evening. For the first time in almost 20 years, autumn began on the night of a full moon. Summer officially changed to fall at 10:09 p.m. Wednesday - the autumnal equinox. The Harvest Moon gets its name from agriculture. In the days before electricity, farmers depended on bright moonlight to extend the workday beyond sunset. It was the only way they could gather their ripening crops in time for market. This Harvest Moon was to reach maximum illumination six hours after the equinox. This has led some astronomers to call it the "Harvestest Moon" or a "Super Harvest Moon." There hasn't been a comparable coincidence since Sept 23, 1991, when the difference was about 10 hours, and it won't happen again until the year 2029, according to NASA. Harvest Moon 9-22-10

harvestMoonShot over the Skies of Temple Texas 92210 Approx. 735PM