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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 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny intervals 18 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    14 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 19 September 2017)
Now 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
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13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 1 4 SSW 3 8 SSW 4 14 SSW 4 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G G G
Humidity Expand
64% 59% 62% 68%
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Sunrise: 06:41 Sunset: 19:07 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 September 2017)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 5 12 SW 5 13 SW 4 12 SW 4 11 SW 3 10 SW 4 10 SW 4 11 SW 4 10 SW 5 11 SW 5 11 SW 6 12 SW 7 14 SW 8 15 SW 8 16 SW 9 19 SW 9 19 SW 10 21 SSW 10 21 SSW 10 21 SSW 9 19 SSW 8 18 SSW 8 18 SSW 7 17 SSW 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G M G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
78% 83% 85% 85% 87% 87% 88% 88% 85% 81% 78% 75% 70% 67% 64% 61% 61% 64% 68% 73% 77% 79% 80% 80%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:43 Sunset: 19:04 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 21 September 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Heavy rain
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 50% 80%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 19 ° 19 ° 17 ° 15 °
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14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 7 17 S 7 17 S 6 16 S 6 15 S 10 21 SSW 13 27 SSW 11 24 S 9 19 SW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
80% 80% 79% 78% 68% 52% 50% 63% 82%
UV index Expand
1 2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:44 Sunset: 19:02 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 22 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 12 ° 10 ° 12 ° 16 ° 18 ° 16 ° 14 °
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13 ° 11 ° 9 ° 12 ° 15 ° 16 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 6 12 W 6 11 W 5 10 WSW 5 11 SW 8 17 SW 9 20 SW 9 19 SSW 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
86% 89% 90% 79% 54% 45% 57% 71%
UV index Expand
1 2 4 1
Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 19:00 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 23 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 19 ° 19 ° 17 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 7 14 S 6 13 S 6 12 S 7 16 S 10 21 S 10 21 SSE 8 17 SE 7 15
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
76% 79% 81% 73% 55% 46% 53% 67%
UV index Expand
1 2 4 1
Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 18:57 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 24 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 19 ° 20 ° 18 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 7 14 SSE 7 13 S 6 11 SSW 6 12 SSW 7 15 SW 7 16 SW 5 12 SSE 5 10
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
73% 80% 87% 84% 68% 63% 68% 77%
UV index Expand
1 2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 18:55 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 25 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 4 8 SSE 4 9 SSE 5 9 SSE 6 12 SSE 7 15 S 7 16 S 6 14 S 6 12
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
83% 87% 90% 84% 73% 68% 73% 82%
UV index Expand
1 2 2 1
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 18:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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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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