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Last full moon of summer is tonight's Corn Moon

The final full moon of the summer season takes place tonight when the Corn Moon rises above Kamloops and the Okanagan valley.
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September 01, 2020 - 12:12 PM

The third and final full moon of the summer will be rising in tonight’s sky.

The last full moon of the summer is known as the Corn Moon, Fruit Moon or Barley Moon – take your pick. Because of the time of year, the moon will be visible in the sky around the time of sunset for the next several evenings.

First Nations in North America gave the Corn Moon its name because it could be seen around the time corn was ready to be harvested, the Farmers' Almanac said.

We’ll be able to see the moon rising around twilight, according to EarthSky.org.

The moon turns full at exactly 10:22 p.m. today, Sept. 1, and viewing should be fair to good in Kamloops and the Okanagan.

READ MORE: How to make your night sky photography stand out

Environment Canada is calling for partly cloudy skies in Kamloops, Vernon and Kelowna tonight, with clear skies forecast in Penticton.

The Corn Moon is often confused with the Harvest Moon, but this year's Harvest Moon, which is the closest full moon to the autumn equinox, isn't until Oct. 1.

If you considering taking your camera outside to get some photos of the Corn Moon this week, check our guide on night sky photography here.


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