Monday, September 8, 2014


The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. This occurs when the moon is in opposition to the sun.

It is expected to reach it's full phase at 9:38 pm ET tonight, Sept 8-9.

"The Harvest Moon", a circa 1833 oil painting by Samuel Palmer. Closely spaced moonrises meant extra light to bring in the crops in the days before electric lighting.

Around the time of Harvest Moon, the full moon's path is tilted at a shallow angle to the eastern horizon making with successive moonrises only about a half hour apart instead of the usual 50 minutes. Source: Stellarium

The creation of the moon is recounted in Genesis 1:14-19. The Scriptures doest not tell us how God made the sun, moon, and the stars, but it does tell us why He made them.

Their purpose is strictly geocentric:

1.  to divide day from night
2.  for signs
3.  for seasons
4.  for days
5.  for years
6.  to give light upon the earth
7.  to rule over day (the sun) and night (the moon)
8.  the sun moon were made to praise the LORD

Psalm 104:19, "He made the moon for the seasons. The sun knows the place of it's setting."

Conclusively, creation is to be observed and acknowledged in awe of the Creator!

Isaiah 66:23, "And it shall be from new moon to new moon, And from sabbath to sabbath, All mankind will come to bow down before Me," says the LORD.

Only God Creator, can display the vast universe in all it's magnificence and splendor!

"Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all you shining stars," (Psalm 148:3).  

May the grace of God be with you,

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