Equinox: The word equinox comes from Latin meaning “equal night” and refers to the 12 hour long day and night that occurs only twice a year.
It’s only on the spring and autumnal equinox that the Sun rises due east and sets due west.
Full Harvest Moon. We witnessed the annual Harvest moon last, Wednesday, September 18 through September 19.
The full moon nearest the fall equinox is known as Harvest Moon and was probably coined by farmers in the Northern Hemisphere since its added light is said to have helped them gather in their crops.
Wait for it … Wait for it: great event scheduled this year for Saturday, October 19, 2013: The Fall Equinox also signals one of Palmetto Bay’s “A” List events held annually by the Deering Estate Foundation: 2013 Wine on Harvest Moon
Aussies, Kiwis and Didgeridoos at Deering’s Wine on Harvest Moon
Saturday, October 19, 2013
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Capacity is limited and tickets are: $150 General admission
$125 for Deering Estate Foundation Members
Proceeds from the event are dedicated to environmental conservation and historic preservation of the Deering Estate at Cutler.
CLICK HERE to view the official Deering Estate Foundation page for the 2013 Wine on Harvest Moon event.