'Corn Moon’ rises tonight September 1, and it only happens every 3 years
The final full moon of the summer rises bright in the night sky on Tuesday. Known as the “Corn Moon,” it only happens once every three years.
According to NASA, this full moon is also known at the Fruit Moon and Barley Moon in Europe, the Hungry Ghost Moon in China, the Binara Pura Pasalosvaka Poya Day in Sri Lanka, and the Honey Full Moon for Buddhists in Bangladesh and Thailand.
For Hindus in India, it marks the end of the 10-day celebration of Onam and the start of Pitri Paksha, which honors their ancestors through food offerings.
The full moon will rise just after sunset on Tuesday, September 1, reaching peak illumination at 1:22 A.M. EST early Wednesday morning, NASA said. The moon will appear full for about three days around this time, and skywatchers may also be able to see Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury in the night sky around this time.