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It refers to the earth#039;s moon on nights when it looks extremely close and big, and is red or orange in color. This period of the moon#039;s orbit occurs in the autumn. In layman#039;s terms, anyway.
A harvest moon is a really big moon that comes around fall time. They call it the harvest moon because back in the olden days farmers used to harvest their crops ect. for the season at night. But since it was so dark out they did it under this huge moon. Hence the name "Harvest moon"
The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. It is the first full moon closest to that equinox. About once every four years, it occurs in October in the northern hemisphere. Currently, the latest possible Harvest Moon is on October 11.