Full Corn Moon and Harvest Moon in September
The September Full Moon can be both the Harvest Moon and the Corn Moon. Most years, the Harvest Moon is in September, but around every three years, it’s in October.
Full Corn Moon and Harvest Moon 2024
Sep 17, 2024 at 10:34 pm
Full Corn Moon 2025
Sep 7, 2025 at 2:08 pm
Times for the Full Corn Moon vary by time zone. Times and dates are based on the local time in Washington DC. Change location
Most Years: Harvest Moon
The reason why the Harvest Moon varies is that the lunar month doesn’t line up with the equinox. Usually, the closest Full Moon occurs in September, but every three years or so, it falls in October. When the October Full Moon is not a Harvest Moon, it is known as the Hunter’s Moon.
Some Years: Corn Moon
The Full Moon in September also has traditional names; the most well-known one is the Full Corn Moon, Green Corn Moon or simply Corn Moon, from Native American tribes harvesting their corn around that time.
The Anglo-Saxon name is Harvest Moon, while Celtic and Old English names are Wine Moon, Song Moon, and Barley Moon.
12 Full Moon Names
Today, we use many of these ancient month names as Full Moon names, and many of them come from Colonial Americans adopting Native American names into their calendars.
Although the most commonly used Full Moon names are English interpretations of Native American names, some are also Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, medieval English, and Neo-Pagan.