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Harvest moon shines Wednesday night

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

The Harvest Moon will appear Wednesday night, and will be visible between breaks in the clouds over the Carolinas.  

Most often occurring in September, the Harvest moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, which signals the official beginning of Fall.  While the exact time of the Harvest Moon will be shortly after sunrise Thursday morning, at 7:13 a.m. Eastern time, the moon will appear full all through Wednesday night.  

In the days before electric light, the Harvest Moon allowed farmers to work into the night, getting their crops harvested and ready for market.

Fall officially begins this Sunday, September 22.

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