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Harvest Moon

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The golden orange harvest moon

Sun 16 Oct 2016

The Harvest Moon is the name for the full moon that is closest to the Autumn equinox and this year's Harvest moon also coincides with a penumbral eclipse.

During a penumbral eclipse, the moon passes through the outer part of the earth's shadow which, while a lot more subtle than a total eclipse, still creates a noticeable shady corner of the full moon.

The full-looking bright moon will ascend over your eastern horizon no matter where you are around the time of sunset on the 16 September. During the middle of the night, it will climb to its highest point in the sky when it is opposite the sun.

  • 18 °C

    11 °C

    Sunny intervals
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    Overcast
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    Overcast
  • 11 °C

    3 °C

    Light shower day
  • 8 °C

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    Sunny intervals
  • 10 °C

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    Light rain
  • 12 °C

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    Cloudy
Monday (20 February 2017)
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10  ° 11  ° 11  °
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W 11 18 WSW 10 17 WSW 9 18
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G G G
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85% 84% 85%
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0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 17:24 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (21 February 2017)
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12  ° 12  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 11  ° 11  °
Warnings
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10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  °
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10% 10% 20% 80% 90% 80% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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W 9 19 WSW 10 20 W 10 22 W 10 22 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 19 W 9 19 W 9 20 W 9 20 W 10 20 W 10 21 W 11 21 W 11 22 WSW 11 23 WSW 12 24 WSW 13 26 WSW 13 27 WSW 14 28 WSW 14 29 WSW 14 28 WSW 14 29 WSW 14 29 WSW 14 29 WSW 15 30
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87% 87% 86% 88% 89% 90% 90% 89% 90% 89% 88% 85% 85% 84% 85% 84% 84% 85% 84% 83% 81% 80% 79% 78%
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:03 Sunset: 17:26 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (22 February 2017)
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Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain
Temperature (°C) arrow down
11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 11  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
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8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  °
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10% 10% 20% 40% 20% 20% 50% 60%
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WSW 15 32 WSW 16 33 WSW 17 35 WSW 16 33 WSW 16 32 W 16 32 W 13 27 WSW 13 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG G VG VG G
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79% 84% 82% 82% 81% 77% 78% 84%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 17:28 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (23 February 2017)
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Light rain Overcast Overcast Light rain Heavy shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
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11  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 8  ° 6  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
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8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 4  ° 2  °
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50% 20% 20% 50% 70% 10% 10% <5%
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SW 13 27 SW 15 31 SW 17 33 SW 20 42 WSW 23 45 W 23 46 W 20 39 W 18 35
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G VG VG VG
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85% 87% 86% 83% 70% 61% 56% 60%
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0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 17:30 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (24 February 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
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5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 7  ° 8  ° 6  ° 4  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
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1  ° 0  ° 0  ° 1  ° 4  ° 6  ° 4  ° 3  °
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10% 20% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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W 15 30 WNW 12 23 WNW 11 21 WNW 9 18 NW 10 20 NW 8 17 WNW 6 11 W 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
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65% 72% 76% 77% 60% 49% 63% 76%
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0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 17:31 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (25 February 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
Temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 6  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  °
Warnings
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1  ° 0  ° 1  ° 3  ° 5  ° 5  ° 6  ° 6  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 60% 60% 60% 60% 50%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 5 9 SSW 6 12 SSW 8 16 SSW 12 24 SSW 15 30 SSW 18 34 SW 18 33 SW 15 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG G G G G G G
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84% 85% 81% 82% 81% 80% 83% 86%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:55 Sunset: 17:33 Moon phase: New
Sunday (26 February 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 10  ° 11  ° 10  ° 9  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 6  ° 7  ° 8  ° 7  ° 6  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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WSW 13 24 WSW 11 20 SW 10 18 SW 10 19 SW 13 25 SW 14 27 SW 14 26 SW 14 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
86% 86% 86% 84% 77% 75% 77% 83%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:53 Sunset: 17:35 Moon phase: New
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16 September - Check the local weather forecast if you want to see this year's Harvest Moon and its penumbral eclipse.

Gazers will be looking for clear, cloudless skies to have the best possible chance of seeing the Harvest Moon; ideally a location away from light pollution will be of benefit.  

What is a Harvest Moon?

A Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. The Northern Hemisphere will see the 2016 autumnal equinox coming on the 22 September, with the full moon on the 16 September being identified as the Northern Hemisphere's Harvest Moon.

This year's Harvest Moon also coincides with a penumbral lunar eclipse.

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