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Harvest moon hits the skies this week Sep 29 2:58 A.M. Las Vegas Time

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Most information is from The Old Farmer’s Almanac

“This year, look for September’s full Harvest Moon to appear just after sunset on Thursday, September 28. It then reaches peak illumination at 5:58 A.M. Eastern Time on Friday the 29th, drifting below the horizon shortly thereafter.”

The full Moon rises the morning of September 29, 2023. Strange things happen around this Moon, which always follows the autumnal equinox. The intervals between moonrises get really short. Learn more—and find out why it’s called the Harvest Moon.

When to See the Full Moon in September 2023

This year, look for September’s full Harvest Moon to appear just after sunset on Thursday, September 28. It then reaches peak illumination at 5:58 A.M. Eastern Time on Friday the 29th, drifting below the horizon shortly thereafter.

Why Is It Called the Harvest Moon?

The full Moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Traditionally, each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred and through all of the Moon’s phases—not only the full Moon. The Harvest Moon, however, is a bit different!

The Harvest Moon

The full Moon that happens nearest to the fall equinox (September 22 or 23) always takes on the name “Harvest Moon.” Unlike other full Moons, this full Moon rises at nearly the same time—around sunset—for several evenings in a row, giving farmers several extra evenings of moonlight and allowing them to finish their harvests before the frosts of fall arrive. Read more about the Harvest Moon!

While September’s full Moon is usually known as the Harvest Moon, if October’s full Moon happens to occur closer to the equinox than September’s, it takes on the name “Harvest Moon” instead. In this case, September’s full Moon is referred to as the Corn Moon.

The Corn Moon

This time of year—late summer into early fall—corresponds with the time of harvesting corn in much of the northern United States. For this reason, a number of Native American peoples traditionally used some variation of the name “Corn Moon” to refer to the Moon of either August or September. Examples include Corn Maker Moon (Western Abenaki) and Corn Harvest Moon (Dakota). 

Alternative September Moon Names

Other Moon names for this month highlight how September is the transitional period between summer and fall:

  • Autumn Moon (Cree)
  • Falling Leaves Moon (Ojibwe)
  • Leaves Turning Moon (Anishinaabe)
  • Moon of Brown Leaves (Lakota)
  • Yellow Leaf Moon (Assiniboine)

The behavior of animals is also a common theme, with Child Moon (Tlingit) referring to the time when young animals are weaned, and Mating Moon and Rutting Moon (both Cree) describing the time of year when certain animals, like moose, elk, and deer, are looking to mate.

→ Read more about full Moon names and their traditional meanings here.

Moon Phases for September 2023

Here are the Moon phase dates and times (EDT) for the month of September. Check our Moon Phase Calendar for dates and times in your city.

Top 10 most expensive luxury hotel rooms in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas, Nevada

Story by Alessandro Renesis | Mar 9, 2022 – 5:52PM | LIFESTYLE
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“When it comes to luxury hotel rooms, there’s crazy and then there’s Las Vegas crazy.

Located right in the middle of one of the most unforgiving deserts in the U.S, and founded by a gangster half a century ago, Sin City is a mad town where nothing is ever too much. Or too expensive.

Las Vegas hotels often include a casino and are rebuilt, renamed and revamped every other week.

So we’ve put together a list of 10 of the most crazy expensive hotel rooms in Las Vegas right now.

10. Secret Suites at the Vdara ($1,500)

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Plant-based fast food restaurant opens in northwest Las Vegas Valley

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Plant Based Fast Food Restaurant Opens in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — A California-originated plant-based fast food restaurant has opened its first location in the Las Vegas Valley.

Plant Power Fast Food opened at 7090 W. Craig Road, near U.S. 95. The restaurant uses 100% plant-based ingredients.

Clark County Commissioner Ross Miller held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the restaurant on Friday morning. The first 100 guests were given vouchers good for a free burger on their next visit.

The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, click here.


Rio Las Vegas resuming 7-day operations starting April 19

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LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Caesars Entertainment has announced plans to resume hotel operations seven days a week at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino beginning Monday, April 19.

Previously, the hotel accommodated weekend stays only, while the gaming floor has been operating 24/7 since the property reopened in December 2020.

RELATED | Rio Las Vegas to undergo renovations, rebranding with Hyatt

In addition to the hotel, the following amenities will also be open seven days a week at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino:Gaming

Gaming Floor
Race & Sports Book

All-American Bar & Grille
Hash House A Go Go
Kang’s Kitchen
KJ Dim Sum & Seafood
Sports Deli
Starbucks (near the hotel elevators)
VooDoo Steak
Wetzel’s Pretzels
Bars and Lounges

Shutters Bar
Pool Bar
Purple Zebra Daiquiri Bar
Race & Sports Book Bar
Masquerade Bar

Rio Logo Store
Count’s Tattoo Company
Gifts Plus
Higuchi Gallery
Luxe Vegas Royalty
Paradise Island Wear
Poker Face
Serenity Bar

KISS by Monster Mini Golf
Rio Zipline
Fitness Center

VooDoo Beach at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino



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Here’s a current list of what’s open / opening soon in DTLV

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List of Open DTLV Businesses
Downtown Las Vegas


Here’s a current list of what’s open or opening soon in downtown Las Vegas. Visit the business’ website or social media for hours and more details. (View this list [< here or scroll down] if you are wondering which of these businesses can serve alcohol curbside or deliver alcohol to your home.)

If you have a business in downtown not already included on this list, please email pao@lasvegasnevada.gov.



18 Bin

7th & Carson

Able Baker Brewing Company


Beer District Brewing

Beer District Brewing


Boardwalk Liquors

Boston Pizza

Broadway Liquor

Cornish Pasty

Crafthaus Brewery

De Thai Kitchen

Dona Maria Tamales

Downtown Grand

Downtown Terrace LV

Esther’s Kitchen – Friday, May 15

Flippin Good Burgers and Shakes


Good Pie

Greens and Proteins

Hennessy’s Tavern

Hop Nuts Brewing



Luv-It Frozen Custard

Makers and Finders

Mothership Coffee

Nacho Daddy

Pizza Rock


Siam Square Thai Restaurant

Simply Pure

Tacos El Gordo


The Jolt Coffee Co.


Triple George


Vesta Coffee Roasters



Canopi Cannabis Dispensary

Inyo Fine Cannabis Dispensary


MedMen Las Vegas

New Amsterdam Dispensary

Sahara Wellness

Thrive Cannabis Marketplace


Antique Alley Mall

Artesanías Lucy

Carrie Lynn’s Plants

Downtown Container Park

Downtown Corner Store

Fergusons Downtown

Hydrant Club

Laos Market

North Premium Outlets


Rockin’ Bettie

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

The Beef Jerky Store

The Writer’s Block

Toy Shack – opening soon


Auto Repair

A-1 Brake and Carburetor Shop

Baam Automotive

Best Muffler Shop

C&C Automotive and Machine

Genuine Auto Services

Howie’s Automotive Service Center

Howie’s Automotive Service Center

Jeff’s Mobile Mechanic

Kevin’s Auto Repair

Las Vegas Wheel Alignment & Brake Service

My Mechanic Auto Service

Paul’s Auto Service

Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service

Purrfect Auto Service

Quality Autoworks

Ray’s Automotive

Repair Envy

Ronnie’s Performance & Kustomz

The Oil Change Center

US Tire Center & Auto Repair


Bloomers Florist

Cork and Thorn

Di Bella Flowers & Gifts

DTS Flowers

Exotic Florist

Flowers Today

Fragile Boxer Flower House

Gaia Flowers

Stinko’s Las Vegas

The Tiny Bloom


Wedding Chapels

Love Story Wedding Chapel


Legends Barber Studio

April’s full Pink Moon rises on the night of Tuesday, April 7

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Almanac.com, By The Editors*

April’s full Moon rises on the night of Tuesday, April 7. Traditionally called the Pink Moon, this full Moon will also be a spectacular supermoon! Here’s everything you should know about the Moon this month, including facts, folklore, and Moon phase dates.


Venture outside on the night of Tuesday, April 7, to catch a glimpse of April’s full Pink Moon. This full Moon—which is a supermoon, the first full Moon of springand the Paschal Full Moon—will be visible after sunset and reach peak illumination at 10:35 P.M. EDT.

For the best view of this lovely spring Moon, find an open area and watch as the Moon rises just above the horizon, at which point it will appear its biggest and take on a golden hue! (Find local Moon rise and set times here.)



(Note: Before you get your hopes up, this “Super Pink Moon” won’t actually look “super pink”—or any hue of pink, really. The Moon will be its usual golden color near the horizon and fade to a bright white as it glides overhead. Learn why it’s called the Pink Moon below!)

We’re currently in the midst of a series of supermoons, with the first having occurred on March 9 and the last occurring on May 7. That makes April’s full Moon the second supermoon in this series, but certainly not the one to miss.

Thanks to the fact that April’s full Moon will be closer to Earth than either other supermoon in the series, it will be the biggest and brightest full Moon of 2020!

How big and how bright, exactly? On average, supermoons are about 7% bigger and about 15% brighter than a typical full Moon. However, unless you were to see a regular full Moon and a supermoon side by side in the sky, the difference is very difficult to notice. Learn more about supermoons here!


The First Full Moon of Spring & the Paschal Full Moon

April’s full Moon is the first to occur after the March equinox, which makes it the first full Moon of spring and the Paschal Full Moon. The Paschal Full Moon is the full Moon that determines the date of Easter. Find out more about Easter and Paschal Full Moon here.


Although we wish this name had to do with the color of the Moon, the reality is not quite as mystical or awe-inspiring. In truth, April’s full Moon often corresponded with the early springtime blooms of a certain wildflower native to eastern North America: Phlox subulata—commonly called creeping phlox or moss phlox—which also went by the name “moss pink.”

Thanks to this seasonal association, this full Moon came to be called the Pink Moon!


The next full moon will occur on October 24th, 2018 at 9:47 AM PT and will be a Full Hunter’s Moon

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Full Moon
Full Moon

Full Hunter’s Moon

October This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.

The Algonquin Native American tribes referred to October’s Moon as the Full Hunter’s Moon because time to go hunting in preparation for winter. Since the harvesters have reaped the fields, hunters can easily see the fattened deer and other animals that have come out to glean (and the foxes that have come out to prey on them).

The earliest use of the term “Hunter’s Moon” cited in the Oxford English Dictionary is from 1710. Some sources suggest that other names for the Hunter’s Moon are the Sanguine or Blood Moon, either associated with the blood from with hunting or the turning of the leaves in autumn. Other Native American tribes, who tied the full Moon names to the season’s activities, called the full Moon the “Travel Moon” and the “Dying Grass Moon.”

The next full Moon will appear “opposite” the Sun (in Earth-based longitude) at 9:47 AM PT. The Moon will appear full for about three days centered around this time, from Tuesday morning through Thursday night

See all Moon phase dates and times (EDT) below.


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ALIBI: Clue-driven treasure hunt leads you through downtown Las Vegas

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Penny Cuddles Wiggins of Las Vegas, 56, left, leads a group down Fremont Street during the Alibi Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. Joel Angel Juarez Las Vegas Re ...Penny "Cuddles" Wiggins of Las Vegas, 56, left, leads a group down Fremont Street during the Alibi Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. Joel Angel Juarez Las Vegas Review-Journal @jajuarezphoto
Penny Cuddles Wiggins of Las Vegas, 56, left, leads a group down Fremont Street during the Alibi Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. Joel Angel Juarez Las Vegas Re …Penny "Cuddles" Wiggins of Las Vegas, 56, left, leads a group down Fremont Street during the Alibi Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. Joel Angel Juarez Las Vegas Review-Journal @jajuarezphoto

By Steve Bornfeld • Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 6, 2018 – 12:32 pm

There are texts. Then there’s this text.

“Hi it’s Cuddles the Showgirl. Can U help me? Meet me @ the Big Heart outside Container Park (707 Fremont St.) @ 11:45 a.m./tomorrow.| Don’t be late sweetie!!!” Whatever you say, honey-bunny.

With that Friday evening missive, we’re prepped for a Saturday morning excursion into oddness called “Alibi Las Vegas,” a weekly, kooky combo platter of downtown walking tour/interactive scavenger hunt/restaurant crawl/detective challenge/street-side improv/joie de vivre soiree. Which is to say: a Vegas show that wouldn’t be caught dead in a Vegas showroom. (Nor would Cuddles.) Rather than sit, applaud and gaze at a stage, this bonkers entertainment brew, concocted in 2014, plunges us into a surreal scenario in which we wind up ferrying ill-gotten booty for a shadowy no-goodnik through our colorful streets.

I did a similar experience in New York called ‘Accomplice,’ and I thought with all our rich history, we could have one customized to Vegas. The moment you arrive, it’s already started.
— “Alibi” creator Ivan Phillips Read more…

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January 1st Full Wolf Moon 6:25 P.M. Pacific Time

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The Full Wolf Moon
The Full Wolf Moon 2018

From The Farmer’s Almanac:

“The early Native Americans did not record time by using the months of the Julian or Gregorian calendar. Many tribes kept track of time by observing the seasons and lunar months, although there was much variability. For some tribes, the year contained 4 seasons and started at a certain season, such as spring or fall. Others counted 5 seasons to a year. Some tribes defined a year as 12 Moons, while others assigned it 13. Certain tribes that used the lunar calendar added an extra Moon every few years, to keep it in sync with the seasons.”

January 2018 is a very special month:

“The month’s first full Moon, the Full Wolf Moon, rises on January 1. What a great way to start the year!
A second full Moon (a Blue Moon) rises on the 31st, and brings the year’s only eclipse for North America just before dawn. Its total phase can be seen from west of the Mississippi and in western Canada.
Both of January’s full Moons are Supermoons!”



“Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. There was some variation in the Moon names, but in general, the same ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full Moon dates shift from year to year. Here is the Farmers Almanac’s list of the full Moon names.”

The Full Wolf Moon – January Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon.”

“Each tribe that did name the full Moons (and/or lunar months) had its own naming preferences. Some would use 12 names for the year while others might use 5, 6, or 7; also, certain names might change the next year. A full Moon name used by one tribe might differ from one used by another tribe for the same time period, or be the same name but represent a different time period. The name itself was often a description relating to a particular activity/event that usually occurred during that time in their location.”

“Colonial Americans adopted some of the Native American full Moon names and applied them to their own calendar system (primarily Julian, and later, Gregorian). Since the Gregorian calendar is the system that many in North America use today, that is how we have presented the list of Moon names, as a frame of reference. The Native American names have been listed by the month in the Gregorian calendar to which they are most closely associated.”