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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Autumn Equinox

Summer is officially over as today is the Autumnal Equinox. The days will be growing shorter marking the start of fall followed by winter.

The full moon closest to the Autumn Equinox is known as the 'Harvest Moon,' since farmers would also harvest their crops during the night with the light of the full moon to aid them."

The month of September also marks the 'Wine Moon,' the lunar cycle when grapes are harvested from the arbors, pressed and put away to become wine. September is also wine fest time as many vintners share last year’s harvest.