Thursday, September 19, 2013

Harvest Moon Facts

This year's harvest moon is on September 22.  It represents the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox -- and represents the official start of autumn.

The moon starting now (Thursday) will be huge and bright!  In the old days, farmers were grateful for this harvest moon because it allowed farmers to work later into the night during harvest time.

6. The size of the moon in the sky is dependent on its orbit. When the moon is particularly close to Earth, a full moon will appear noticeably larger in the sky. This is what is known as a supermoon. The most recent supermoon was last June. 

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