Before we had calendars, the moon was our calendar.
The month was new when the moon was new and was growing old when the moon began to wane. At month’s end, all was dark.
Full moons have names, too.
We know that the Harvest Moon comes at the time of the harvest and that the Wolf Moon follows a month (moonth) later. The moon makes our seas rise and fall — and makes us loony.
This was the full Harvest Moon on the first day of Autumn, September 2016.