Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Harvest Moon - What does it mean?

My daughter, Kara, and I were driving home from downtown, after spending an hour shopping for my niece's birthday present.

Sorry Serena, we didn't find anything. And September 22, is the official end of summer. The Autumn Equinox is when the sun appears to cross the celestial equator.

But this is the sight we saw from the freeway of the Harvest Moon.

In Norse mythology, the Harvest Moon is said to be the most powerful of all moons.

The reddish colored orb hanging low in the sky is an amazing site. This blood-red moon is said to give Loki his power to grant a good harvest.

Next month, during October, we will have to look for the Hunter's Moon.


Marcia said...

I love all your photos, Kim!

Catherine J Gardner said...

I echo what Marcia said - though they always make me feel as if I'm not having enough fun. :)

Kim Kasch said...

Thanks. I love taking pics. I must have a bazillion photos sitting in boxes and now that they are digital (and free to print) I'll have a gazillion in no time.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo!!!

The Bossy Church Lady said...

You really do take great pictures. I love the one of the moon.

Kim Kasch said...

Thanks for the comments. I would really like to take a photography class - so I'd actually know what I was doing.


cindy said...

we just had the moon festival this past weekend. i also saw a beautiful moon last night, coming home from my art class. great post!

Kim Kasch said...

I have never been to a moon festival, Cindy, but it sounds cool.