Harvest moon 2022: How to see September’s full moon


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If you want an indication aside from pumpkin spice lattes that fall is within the air, look no additional than the harvest moon.

Stargazers can view the moon starting round sundown on Friday, and it’ll peak at 5:59 a.m. ET Saturday, in accordance with NASA.

This lunar occasion is known as the harvest moon as a result of it’s near the autumn equinox, a time when farmers usually harvest their crops, NASA stated.

In 2022, September’s full moon is closest to the autumnal equinox, which falls on September 22, so it’s known as the harvest moon, in accordance with The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When October’s full moon is nearer to the equinox, it will get the title harvest moon, and September’s is known as the corn moon.

The harvest moon first emerges round sundown on Friday and rises 25 minutes later every day within the northern United States and 10 to twenty minutes later in Canada and Europe, in accordance with The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Once the moon strikes into its subsequent part, it returns to its regular schedule of rising 50 minutes later every day.

Other full moons through the 12 months stay on that 50-minute timeline, in accordance with EarthSky.

The earlier rising time of the harvest moon occurs within the Northern Hemisphere close to the autumnal equinox when the moon’s orbit is closest with the Eastern horizon, The Old Farmer’s Almanac stated. The moon’s orbit strikes about 12 levels to the east every day, however as a result of September’s full moon is so near the horizon, it rises earlier than regular, in accordance with the almanac.

Moonlight lasts from daybreak to nightfall for a couple of nights in a row, which provides farmers gentle to proceed working at night time, EarthSky stated.

In the Southern Hemisphere, this impact happens across the spring equinox in both March or April, in accordance with EarthSky.

When the moon begins its ascent into the sky, it might look a burnt orange hue. This is as a result of there’s a thicker layer of the Earth’s environment alongside the horizon in contrast with immediately above our heads, in accordance with EarthSky.

That environment acts as a filter, remodeling the moon into the eerie colour when it first emerges above the horizon.

The harvest moon can also seem bigger within the sky in contrast with different full moons, however your eyes are taking part in a trick on you.

Any full moon will look larger alongside the horizon, so the harvest moon’s location near the skyline makes this optical phantasm extra noticeable, EarthSky stated.

Three extra full moons will happen this 12 months, in accordance with The Old Farmer’s Almanac:

• October 9: Hunter’s moon

• November 8: Beaver moon

• December 7: Cold moon

Native American tribes have completely different names for the complete moons, such because the Cheyenne tribe’s “drying grass moon” for the one taking place in September, and the Arapaho tribe’s “popping trees” for the complete moon occurring in December.

Catch the height of those upcoming meteor bathe occasions later this 12 months, in accordance with EarthSky’s 2022 meteor bathe information:

• Draconids: October 8-9

• Orionids: October 20-21

• South Taurids: November 5

• North Taurids: November 12

• Leonids: November 17-18

• Geminids: December 13-14

• Ursids: December 22-23

And there shall be yet one more whole lunar eclipse and a partial photo voltaic eclipse in 2022, in accordance with The Old Farmer’s Almanac. The partial photo voltaic eclipse on October 25 shall be seen to individuals in components of Greenland, Iceland, most of Europe, northeast Africa, and western and central Asia.

The whole lunar eclipse on November 8 could be seen in Asia, Australia, the Pacific, South America and North America between 3:02 and eight:56 a.m. ET. But for individuals in japanese North America, the moon shall be setting throughout that point.

Wear correct eclipse glasses to view photo voltaic eclipses safely because the solar’s gentle can injury the eyes.

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