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Corn Moon Dominates the Night Sky

The Corn Moon is the third and final full moon of the Northern Hemisphere summer. Photo was taken this morning at 5:30 a.m. by Hancock Park resident Linda Sanoff.

Thanks to our intrepid sky watcher, Hancock Park resident Linda Sanoff, who sent us this photo of the Corn Moon, the third and final full moon of the Northern Hemisphere summer, taken early this morning.

We always learn something about our night sky from Sanoff, who got up at 5:30 a.m. to take the photo above. To explain this lunar phenomenon, Sanoff shared this reference she found from Forbes:

“Rising near “full” on Tuesday night and setting near “full” on Wednesday morning, the “Corn Moon” is the final full Moon of the season and will dominate the night sky all week. As it wanes, catch it shining beside Mars, the “red planet,” on Thursday.”

According to, the Corn Moon is the third and final full moon of our Northern Hemisphere summer (or Southern Hemisphere winter). The Corn Moon isn’t a Harvest Moon, though it shares some of the some characteristics with that more famous moon. The Harvest Moon is the closest full moon to the autumn equinox, this year it will occur on October 1 for us in the Northern Hemisphere. And, thankfully, Linda will be keeping an eye out for us!


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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