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Harvest Moon

The golden orange harvest moon

Tue 25 SepTue 25 Sep 2018

The Harvest Moon is the name for the full moon that is closest to the Autumn equinox.

The full-looking bright moon will ascend over your eastern horizon no matter where you are around the time of sunset on the 25 September.

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  • Sunny intervals 22 °C

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  • Overcast 22 °C

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Thursday (Thursday 16 August 2018)
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Warnings
Sunny day Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 °
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17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 8 16 SW 9 18 WSW 8 17 WSW 7 16 WSW 6 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G
Humidity
73% 70% 70% 71% 70%
UV index
1 1
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 20:22 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Friday (Friday 17 August 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 °
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15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 6 13 W 5 11 W 5 12 W 4 10 W 4 10 WSW 4 10 WSW 4 10 WSW 5 9 WSW 5 9 WSW 5 10 W 5 11 W 6 13 WSW 7 15 WSW 7 16 WSW 8 17 WSW 9 19 W 9 20 W 10 21 W 10 21 W 10 21 W 9 20 W 9 19 WSW 9 19 WSW 9 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
68% 70% 72% 76% 78% 80% 82% 82% 78% 73% 66% 57% 50% 43% 40% 38% 37% 39% 41% 44% 48% 52% 57% 61%
UV index
1 1 2 3 4 5 5 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:48 Sunset: 20:20 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Saturday (Saturday 18 August 2018)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 23 ° 23 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 19 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 9 18 WSW 8 17 SW 8 17 SW 8 17 WSW 9 19 WSW 10 22 WSW 9 21 WSW 8 19 WSW 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
64% 67% 75% 79% 73% 61% 53% 56% 73%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:50 Sunset: 20:18 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Sunday (Sunday 19 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 6 13 SW 6 13 SW 8 16 SW 11 23 SW 13 28 SW 13 26 WSW 10 22 WSW 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 87% 88% 78% 70% 73% 72% 79%
UV index
1 3 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:52 Sunset: 20:16 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Monday (Monday 20 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 20 ° 22 ° 24 ° 24 ° 22 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 22 ° 24 ° 24 ° 21 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 7 15 W 6 13 W 6 12 W 6 14 W 7 15 W 7 17 W 7 16 W 6 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 86% 88% 80% 67% 58% 58% 69%
UV index
1 2 5 2 1
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 20:14 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Tuesday (Tuesday 21 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 19 ° 22 ° 24 ° 24 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 19 ° 22 ° 23 ° 23 ° 21 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 6 12 W 5 11 WNW 5 11 W 5 13 WSW 7 16 WSW 7 17 WSW 7 17 W 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 84% 85% 75% 61% 54% 56% 66%
UV index
1 3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 20:12 Moon phase: First quarter
Wednesday (Wednesday 22 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 22 ° 23 ° 23 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 21 ° 23 ° 22 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 6 14 W 6 12 W 6 12 WNW 7 14 WNW 7 16 WNW 7 17 NW 6 15 NW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
77% 82% 84% 76% 60% 55% 57% 66%
UV index
1 3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 20:09 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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25 September. Check out the weather forecast if you want to see this year's Harvest Moon.

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 occurs at a specific time of the year. The moon officially turns full when it reaches the spot opposite to the sun. The harvest moon happens on 13:59 Greenwich time on the Saturday nearest to the fall equinox, which is September 23rd. Once in every three years we get the same full moon in October, but the one in September is called the harvest moon because farmers can continue their harvest late into the night by the light of the full moon. The same moon appears three days in succession, but the one that appears on Saturday is the one that receives this name.

Other names for this moon are the Wine Moon, the Elk Call Moon and the Singing Moon. It received the name of harvest moon because it appears in the Northern Hemisphere at the time of the year that coincides with the harvesting of crops.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

 

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