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7 Fun Things To Know About This Week’s Harvest Moon

This Fall season we’ve got something a little more exciting than usual happening, something slightly out of the ordinary. This week’s Full Moon on October 5 will be a Harvest Moon, and it’s a show you won’t want to miss!

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So it’s officially the start of fall. It’s now considered appropriate to bake pumpkin-flavoured everything, begin contemplating your Halloween costume, and start sharing fun leaf-jumping photos with cute captions like “Fall shows us how beautiful it can be to let things go.”

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However, this Fall season we’ve got something a little more exciting, something slightly out of the ordinary. This week’s Full Moon on October 5 will be a Harvest Moon, and it’s a show you won’t want to miss!

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Harvest Moons are exciting for a variety of reasons, and there’s lots of history behind them too. Typically, the September Full Moon takes the title of Harvest Moon because it falls closer to the equinox, but since the Full Moon in October is closer to the date this year, she takes the cake.

Although all Full Moons are special in their own way, as we hold a deep connection to each and every one of them, the Harvest Moon holds some unique features you should know about. So, let’s explore some of the details surrounding the Harvest Moon and when to keep an eye out for it.

1. When You Can See It

The Harvest Moon will take place on October 5 and will reach its full, round peak at 2:40 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, when it’s perfectly opposite of the Sun. To make the event even more spectacular, the Moon will have the appearance of being full for up to two days before and after the grand event.

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2. The Harvest Moon Is Usually in September

Fun fact: September usually claims the Harvest Moon, but this year October’s Full Moon has taken the official title of “Harvest Moon,” and that’s a rarity. Between 1970 and 2050, it’s anticipated that the Harvest Moon will only occur in October 18 times.

The last time the October Full Moon claimed the title as being the Harvest Moon was in 2009, and it won’t happen against until 2020. Next year’s Harvest Moon will take place in September, specifically on the September 24 Full Moon, which is only two days after the equinox. October Harvest Moons only actually happen every three to eight years, so check it out while you can!

3. When Do Harvest Moons Usually Take Place?

Let’s take a look at the regular dates for a second. Harvest Moons have occurred as early as September 8 and as late as October 7. So, given that the date of this year’s Harvest Moon is on the 5th, it’s pretty late in comparison to past Harvest Moons.

Sometimes, the Full Moon actually occurs on the autumn equinox itself, meaning the Harvest Moon falls on that exact date. The last time this happened was on the 2010 equinox, and it’s set to occur again in 2029.

4. The October Full Moon Has Held Many Other Names in History

The Harvest Moon isn’t the only title the October Full Moon has claimed throughout history. The calendar year used to be reflected with circles of the Moons to mark its progression as it waxed and waned. People used this to determine planting and harvesting periods, and women understood (and still do) their menstrual cycles based on the Moon’s phases.

The October Moon has also been referred to the as the Full Hunter’s Moon, the Travel Moon, and the Dying Moon throughout history.

5. Where the Harvest Moon’s Name Comes From

The Harvest Moon’s title dates back at least as early as the 18th century and it’s entirely related to harvesting food. The Harvest Moon helps farmers in their practice, which is why it was traditionally a period of celebration.

Though Full Moons rise at sunset, the Harvest Moon has less of a lag while rising on successive days, giving the appearance that there’s a Full Moon rising near sunset for more days before and after the Full Moon. As a result, farmers get to basically enjoy an extended sunset period, which gives them more time to work. This was especially useful during busy harvest times.

6. The Harvest Moon’s Appearance Is Breathtaking

Since the Moon rises much quicker, there ends up being a sort of “low-hanging” Full Moon during sunset. As a result, the Moon appears to be reddened, which is appropriately beautiful for Fall and sort of mimics the look of a giant pumpkin.

The Harvest Moon also appears to be gigantic, making it seem like it grows multiple times in size. In reality, the Moon isn’t getting any larger, it’s just giving the illusion that it’s enlarged.

7. The Harvest Moon Is an Excellent Reason to Celebrate the Full Moon and the Equinox

Equinox simply represents that point at which both day and night are of equal length in time all over the Earth. The word itself was derived from Latin and literally translates to “equal night.” It was celebrated traditionally in honour of the physical harvest, but it’s important to reflect on how this relates to your life as well.

What seeds have you planted in your garden and harvested over the past year, learning from your experiences? What energies are you ready to let go of so you can continue to blossom and grow? Equinox is a beautiful time to contemplate the changes in your life that you’ve made, the personal growth that you’ve felt, and the other seeds you’d like to plant moving forwards.

Final Thoughts

Since the Harvest Moon can occasionally be spotted days in advance, start keeping an eye out for that beautiful round Moon! If you’d like to learn more surrounding the significance of the Full Moon, check out our in-house astrologer’s work, Carmen Di Luccio.

Much love and happy Harvest Moon to all!

 

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

Australian UFO study.

According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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New UFO Film Questions What The US Government Is Hiding

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The US recently released its highly anticipated Pentagon UAP report, but it wasn’t much more than a 9 page rundown of what has been known for decades. Regardless, for many, what was promising was that the UFO subject was being taken seriously again – and perhaps many more scientists might get involved.

For decades many have been warning about leaving UFO disclosure in the hands of a government that likes to use crisis’ or current events to expand its defense budgets. Further, why would we suddenly expect a government, who has been lying about this subject for 70 years, to suddenly come forth with the truth? What would inspire them to suddenly change their mind?

Perhaps it’s because the search for ET is an idea who’s time has truly come. We’ve reporting on this for over 13 years, and are mongst a community of researchers who have been encouraging humanity to look at the evidence for more than 70 years. It feels like an idea that human collective consciousness is more than ready to explore.

The impact the ET question has on our individual and collective worldview has the power to truly change the way we view ourselves and the meaning of life here on earth. Think of the implications answers to this question could have on how we set up and run our society as well. Technology, culture, collaboration etc – I spoke about this more in great detail in my extended interview for Greer’s. prior film Close Encounters of The Fifth Kind here.

Now, a new documentary from Dr. Steven Greer, directed by my good friend Michael Mazzola, seeks to explore what the films calls “the current government and media disinformation campaign promoting 3 big lies:”

1. We do not know what these UAPs/ UFOs are. WE DO.
2. Humans cannot make craft that can maneuver like UFOs. WE CAN and WE DO.
3. The UFOs are a threat. THEY ARE NOT.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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  • The Facts:

    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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