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Harvest Moon

The golden orange harvest moon

Thu 5 OctFri 6 Oct 2017

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 5 October. Shortly after midnight, it will climb to its highest point in the sky when it is opposite the sun.

  • Sleet shower 5 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    7 °C

  • Overcast 12 °C

    11 °C

  • Heavy rain 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Light shower day 10 °C

    4 °C

  • Sunny intervals 8 °C

    5 °C

  • Light rain 11 °C

    8 °C

Sunday (Sunday 21 January 2018)
Now 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Heavy rain Fog Fog Fog Overcast
≥95% 90% 30% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 2 13 SSW 3 17 WSW 6 21 WSW 8 23 WSW 10 24 W 10 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P P VP VP VP G
Humidity Expand
98% 98% 99% 100% 99% 96%
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Sunrise: 07:54 Sunset: 16:30 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 22 January 2018)
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Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 9 22 WNW 9 22 W 7 18 W 5 15 W 5 13 WSW 5 13 WSW 5 12 W 5 13 W 5 13 W 5 12 WNW 5 12 WNW 6 13 WNW 7 15 WNW 8 16 WNW 8 18 WNW 9 18 W 8 18 W 7 16 W 6 15 W 6 15 WSW 6 15 WSW 7 15 SW 6 14 SW 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG G G G G G G M M M G G G G G G G G G G G G VG
Humidity Expand
92% 83% 85% 85% 86% 88% 89% 87% 87% 88% 85% 81% 77% 74% 71% 71% 71% 72% 73% 74% 76% 76% 80% 81%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 16:32 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 23 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 20% 40% 20% 50% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 7 17 SW 8 19 SSW 9 22 SSW 11 26 SW 12 27 SW 13 28 SW 13 28 SW 12 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G M G G G
Humidity Expand
83% 85% 88% 93% 94% 92% 90% 91%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:52 Sunset: 16:34 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 24 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light shower night
20% 20% 50% 50% 90% 90% 50% 30%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
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9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 13 27 SW 15 32 SSW 18 38 SSW 20 42 SW 18 36 SW 15 31 SW 14 29 SW 14 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G G M G VG
Humidity Expand
91% 90% 88% 87% 86% 83% 81% 78%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 16:35 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 25 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Heavy shower day Light shower night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 60% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 °
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4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 13 27 SW 13 27 SW 12 25 SW 13 26 SW 15 31 SW 13 28 WSW 11 23 WSW 10 20
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% 78% 77% 76% 65% 66% 75% 81%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 16:37 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 26 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 3 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 9 19 WNW 9 18 WNW 9 17 WNW 8 16 WNW 9 19 WNW 9 19 W 8 16 WSW 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
84% 83% 85% 85% 74% 64% 71% 82%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 16:39 Moon phase: First quarter
Saturday (Saturday 27 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy Overcast
20% 40% 10% 10% 40% 50% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 9 18 SW 9 18 SW 9 18 SW 10 19 WSW 11 23 WSW 11 23 WSW 11 22 WSW 11 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G VG
Humidity Expand
86% 89% 90% 89% 86% 86% 88% 89%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:47 Sunset: 16:41 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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5 October - Check the local 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 is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. The Northern Hemisphere will see the 2017 autumnal equinox coming on the 22 September, with the full moon on the 5 October being identified as the Northern Hemisphere's Harvest Moon.

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