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Harvest Moon

Harvest moon.jpg
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.

  • Sunny intervals 20 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny intervals 14 °C

    5 °C

Thursday (30 March 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
12  ° 12  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 14  ° 15  ° 16  ° 17  ° 19  ° 19  ° 20  ° 20  ° 19  ° 19  ° 18  ° 18  ° 17  ° 17  ° 16  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 13  ° 14  ° 15  ° 16  ° 16  ° 17  ° 17  ° 17  ° 17  ° 17  ° 16  ° 16  ° 16  ° 15  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 7 22 SSW 6 21 SSW 6 17 SSW 6 16 SSW 6 17 SSW 7 19 SSW 7 18 SSW 8 17 SSW 8 17 SSW 9 19 SSW 10 20 SSW 10 21 S 10 20 S 10 21 S 10 19 S 9 18 SSE 7 15 SE 7 15 SE 6 13 SE 5 13 SSE 6 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG G G G G VG
Humidity Expand
83% 78% 73% 70% 68% 67% 65% 61% 57% 53% 48% 44% 41% 42% 45% 48% 53% 58% 60% 60% 61%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:41 Sunset: 19:30 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (31 March 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
16  ° 15  ° 14  ° 14  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 12  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 14  ° 15  ° 15  ° 15  ° 15  ° 15  ° 14  ° 14  ° 13  ° 12  ° 12  ° 11  °
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14  ° 14  ° 13  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 13  ° 12  ° 13  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 10  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 8 19 S 8 20 S 9 20 SSW 8 19 SSW 7 17 SSW 7 17 SSW 8 18 SSW 9 19 SSW 10 20 SSW 11 22 SSW 12 24 SW 11 23 SW 12 24 SW 13 26 SW 12 26 SW 13 26 SW 12 24 SW 12 25 SW 11 23 SSW 10 21 SSW 8 17 S 7 15 S 7 14 S 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
64% 67% 71% 74% 76% 76% 78% 80% 80% 81% 79% 75% 69% 63% 60% 60% 55% 56% 56% 59% 64% 69% 73% 76%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:39 Sunset: 19:32 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (1 April 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Sunny intervals Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 9  ° 11  ° 13  ° 14  ° 13  ° 11  °
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10  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 10  ° 12  ° 13  ° 12  ° 10  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 7 14 S 7 15 S 7 15 S 5 11 SSW 8 17 SSW 8 17 SW 8 17 WSW 6 12 WSW 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G VG VG G VG VG
Humidity Expand
78% 80% 84% 90% 80% 69% 62% 64% 77%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:37 Sunset: 19:33 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (2 April 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 8  ° 7  ° 10  ° 13  ° 15  ° 14  ° 12  °
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8  ° 7  ° 6  ° 9  ° 12  ° 14  ° 14  ° 11  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 5 9 WNW 5 9 WNW 5 9 NW 5 12 NW 5 13 WNW 6 13 NW 4 9 NNW 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
84% 88% 90% 77% 60% 50% 56% 66%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:35 Sunset: 19:35 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (3 April 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
10  ° 9  ° 8  ° 11  ° 14  ° 16  ° 14  ° 11  °
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9  ° 8  ° 7  ° 10  ° 13  ° 14  ° 13  ° 10  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 4 7 S 4 7 S 4 8 SSW 6 12 SSW 8 18 SSW 9 20 SSW 8 17 SSW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
78% 85% 89% 78% 60% 55% 60% 75%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:32 Sunset: 19:37 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 4
Tuesday (4 April 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Partly cloudy night Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 10  ° 13  ° 14  ° 14  ° 12  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8  ° 7  ° 6  ° 9  ° 12  ° 13  ° 13  ° 11  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 7 13 W 6 11 WNW 6 11 WNW 7 14 NW 8 17 NNW 7 16 N 6 13 N 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 90% 90% 81% 67% 60% 61% 68%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:30 Sunset: 19:38 Moon phase: First quarter
Wednesday (5 April 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
10  ° 9  ° 8  ° 10  ° 13  ° 13  ° 12  ° 10  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9  ° 7  ° 6  ° 8  ° 11  ° 12  ° 11  ° 8  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 6 11 N 6 11 N 6 12 NNE 7 15 NNW 8 18 NNW 8 17 NNW 7 14 NNW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
78% 81% 83% 75% 61% 59% 61% 74%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:28 Sunset: 19:40 Moon phase: First quarter

Issued at:

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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