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Harvest Moon

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.

  • Cloudy 22 °C

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  • Thunder 19 °C

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  • Cloudy 20 °C

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  • Cloudy 21 °C

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  • Light shower day 21 °C

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  • Sunny intervals 21 °C

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Tuesday (Tuesday 25 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:13 Sunset: 21:00 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 26 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:15 Sunset: 20:58 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 27 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:16 Sunset: 20:57 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 28 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:18 Sunset: 20:56 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 29 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:19 Sunset: 20:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 30 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:21 Sunset: 20:52 Moon phase: First quarter
Monday (Monday 31 July 2017)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 05:22 Sunset: 20:51 Moon phase: First quarter
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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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