By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Celebrate the end of summer with Monday’s Harvest Moon which is the last full moon of the summer.

The Harvest Full Moon peaks Monday night at 7:45 pm but will look big and bright for a few days.

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The full moon was given the name ‘Harvest Moon’ because the moon rises near sunset for several evenings in a row and that helps to light up the evening sky for farmers as they harvest the summer-grown crops.

The Harvest Moon takes place near the timing of the Autumnal Equinox which marks the beginning of Fall.

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The full moon will also increase the chance of the higher-than-normal tides called the “King Tides” in South Florida.

Minor saltwater flooding will be possible around high tide times around low-lying, vulnerable coastal areas in Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach and other coastal cities between Broward and Miami-Dade.

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CBSMiami.com Team