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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.

  • Light rain 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 23 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 25 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny intervals 25 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny day 25 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 25 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 23 °C

    14 °C

Thursday (Thursday 24 May 2018)
Now 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
Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night
90% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 50% 10% 20% 10% 40% 40% 30% 60% 60%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 7 17 NNE 8 16 NNE 8 14 NNE 8 14 NNE 6 12 N 4 9 N 5 9 SE 6 10 SE 4 7 ESE 4 8 ENE 4 9 ENE 4 9 NE 4 9 NE 4 8 NNE 4 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M M M G M M M G G G M G
Humidity
88% 86% 81% 75% 71% 67% 64% 65% 67% 67% 64% 68% 70% 73% 78%
UV index
2 3 3 4 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:57 Sunset: 20:58 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Friday (Friday 25 May 2018)
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
Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
60% 60% 60% 50% 40% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 5 9 N 6 11 N 6 12 N 5 11 N 5 10 N 4 8 N 4 7 NNW 3 6 N 3 6 NNW 3 5 WNW 2 5 NW 3 6 NNW 3 6 S 2 6 W 3 6 N 3 7 NW 3 7 NNE 3 8 NE 4 9 ENE 4 9 ENE 6 13 ENE 6 13 ENE 6 12 ENE 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
80% 84% 85% 87% 87% 88% 88% 88% 87% 85% 82% 77% 73% 69% 64% 60% 57% 55% 54% 53% 61% 66% 71% 74%
UV index
1 1 2 3 3 4 5 5 5 4 3 2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 04:56 Sunset: 20:59 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Saturday (Saturday 26 May 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 18 ° 23 ° 24 ° 23 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 6 11 ENE 6 12 NE 6 12 NE 7 13 NE 8 16 ENE 10 21 ENE 12 27 ENE 13 27 ENE 11 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
79% 81% 88% 87% 76% 59% 54% 59% 65%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:55 Sunset: 21:01 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 5 Pollen: M
Sunday (Sunday 27 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
<5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 21 ° 23 ° 24 ° 22 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 16 ° 19 ° 21 ° 22 ° 20 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 10 21 ENE 10 20 ENE 9 20 ENE 12 25 E 13 30 E 13 29 ENE 12 27 ENE 10 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
70% 78% 79% 67% 55% 52% 57% 68%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:54 Sunset: 21:02 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 4 Pollen: M
Monday (Monday 28 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Clear night
10% <5% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 19 ° 23 ° 25 ° 24 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 18 ° 22 ° 24 ° 22 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 9 18 ENE 8 16 NE 8 16 ENE 9 20 ENE 9 22 ENE 9 22 ENE 9 22 ENE 8 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
77% 84% 85% 73% 57% 52% 56% 69%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:53 Sunset: 21:03 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 4 Pollen: M
Tuesday (Tuesday 29 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 18 ° 22 ° 24 ° 23 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 15 ° 14 ° 17 ° 21 ° 23 ° 22 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 8 16 NE 7 16 NE 8 16 NE 8 18 ENE 8 20 ENE 9 21 ENE 9 20 ENE 7 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
79% 86% 87% 78% 63% 57% 61% 72%
UV index
1 4 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:52 Sunset: 21:04 Moon phase: Full
Wednesday (Wednesday 30 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 30% 30% 30%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 17 ° 20 ° 22 ° 22 ° 19 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 17 ° 20 ° 22 ° 22 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 6 14 NE 6 13 NE 6 13 ENE 6 14 NE 6 15 NE 7 16 ENE 7 16 ENE 6 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
82% 87% 88% 82% 70% 62% 62% 74%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:51 Sunset: 21:06 Moon phase: Full
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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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