Full Moon in September 2022

Written by Apple Updated Sep. 10, 2022

The full moon in September occurs on Saturday, September 10, 2022, the day of the Mid-Autumn Festival in China. The distance from Earth to the moon is approximately 231,977 miles and the moon sign is Pisces.

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When to See the Full Moon in September 2022

September’s full moon also called the Harvest Moon occurs on Saturday, September 10, 2022. It is approximately 144,144 km (231,977 miles) from Earth at 05:59 ET in Pisces. In this phase, the moon is 100% illuminated when seen from Earth. 

September’s full moon rises at nearly the same time as the sunset. The best time to see the full moon in the US is at about 5:58 a.m. on September 10 when it reaches peak illumination. 

Why Is It Called the Harvest Moon?

Every full moon has its name, which is related to the moon phase and the season when the full moon occurs. The full moon that occurs nearest to the fall equinox on September 22 or 23 always takes on the name "Harvest Moon."

In ancient China, the moon was used to identify the seasons of the year. The Indians also had this tradition. They gave names to each full moon to symbolically tell people what season was coming. Indians' staple foods, corn, squash, beans, and wild rice, are ready for harvest in September. So the full moon in September was called the "Harvest Moon."

Astrological Meanings of the Full Moon in Pisces September 2022

September 2022’s full moon is in the sign of Pisces. Pisces is the last constellation of the zodiac symbolized by the fish. It is considered the most psychic, empathetic, and compassionate constellation. The water sign Pisces is ruled by the mysterious fantasy planet Neptune and rules the spirituality, karma, dreams, and private affairs of the twelfth house.

Pisces is a water sign that features intuitive imagination and creativity. Creations and ideas are in the mind, it’s the actions in your daily life that make them come true.

For the full moon in Pisces of 2022, expect long-term endeavors. Your ideas require work to come to a culmination. The full moon in Pisces in 2022 is a time when your dreams and visions can come true. 

The Effects of the September's Full Moon on the Astrological Signs

This September’s full moon occurs in Pisces. Pisces is a water sign and is compatible with the air signs, such as Gemini and Libra as well as the fire signs including Aries, Leo, Scorpio, and Sagittarius, so September's full moon in Aquarius should favor those signs. 

Cultural and Religious Representation

The Moon has influenced human culture for thousands of years, particularly the full moon and new moon phases. Festivals in many countries are related to the full moon phase, including Mid-Autumn Festival and Lantern Festival in China, Easter in the United States, and Navaratri in India.

In the past, it was believed that the moon caused many forms of mental illness and even could cause disasters. Many people believe that the moon is related to life phenomena. Many plausible claims are found in folklore, religion, astrology, literature and art, and modern film and television media.

The Full Moon and the Mid-Autumn Festival 2022

The Mid-Autumn Festival in 2022 falls on the 10th of September, Saturday, the day of the full moon in Pisces. 

The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese lunar calendar. The 15th day of every lunar month on the Chinese calendar is the day of the full moon. 

In Chinese culture, the full moon is a symbol of prosperity and family reunion. At the Mid-Autumn Festival, Chinese people usually sit together to admire the full moon while enjoying tasty mooncakes. 

When is the Next Full Moon Day

The next full moon will occur on October 10, 2022, the 15th day of the 9th lunar month on the Chinese calendar. It is also called the Hunter Moon because it signaled the time to go hunting in preparation for the cold winter ahead.

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