Usually the October Moon is called the “Fruit Moon” from American Indian folklore to signify the time when ripe apples fall from trees. The September full moon is often called the “Harvest Moon”, with farmers using the bright moonlight to continue harvesting past sunset. Since the “Harvest Moon” is defined as the full moon that occurs closest to the Autumnal Equinox, the October 4 full moon will be called the Harvest Moon in 2009 (and not again in October until 2017). The Andes Hotel has hosted a “Harvest Moon Ball” in October for years. That appellation is finally fitting this year. The full moon back on September 4 was called the “Full Corn” or “Fruit Moon,” we believe!