"A Trick You Can Do With A Dime and The Harvest Moon"

Scheduled air date: 1999 Sep 20-26

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Because the Full Moon rises at a shallower angle to the horizon in the Fall than in Summer, it also rises during evening twilight over more successive nights at this later time of year.  Since the near-Full Moon is shining as twilight gives way to night over several nights, it is easier for farmers to see their crops during the Fall harvest, thus this Full Moon has become known as the Harvest Moon.

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