The harvest moon shines over the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal. The harvest moon is the full moon closest to the northern autumnal equinox, September 22. The first full moon after the autumnal equinox is called the hunter's moon.

Photograph by Miguel Claro, My Shot
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Normally, the Earth is tilted either away from or toward the sun