Harvest Moon Tonight

The full Moon for September 2019 is once again the “Harvest Moon.” This month’s full Moon reaches peak fullness tonight (technically, tomorrow at 12:33 am EDT, Saturday). This year, the September full Moon is called the Harvest Moon which is not tied to the month of September. Instead, it depends on an astronomical event: the autumnal equinox and happening nearest to the equinox (September 22nd or 23rd) takes on the name “Harvest Moon,” rather than its traditional name (which means that a Harvest Moon may occur in either September or October). Typically, the moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but the Harvest Moon rises only about 30 minutes later every day around the fall equinox, rising as the sun sets — first appearing as a more dramatic, orange-colored moonlight. Experts say this phenomenon is said to occur once every 20 years on average.

(Source: Almanac; Image: The Verge)

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