tonight is the last full moon of the summer known as the ‘corn moon’ – so called because it signals the time when corn, pumpkins, squash, beans and wild rice – the chief indian staples are ready for gathering. it should be full for around 3 days, so try and look out for it. here is the full moon on the Padstow estuary – its the view from my friends’ house and the last photo is actually taken tonight.
This full Moon corresponds to the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival. The seventh month of the Chinese calendar is the Ghost Month and the fifteenth day of this month (a full Moon day) is called Ghost Day, on which ghosts and spirits, including those of deceased ancestors, come out to visit the living.