This year’s harvest moon will occur on Monday. The full moon will appear for about three days during this time, from Sunday morning to Tuesday morning.
This year’s harvest moon falls just two days before Wednesday, the day of the autumnal equinox. The moon will reach its maximum brightness in the sky at 4 o’clock in the evening. 54 – PDT.
Depending on the year, the full moon of the harvest usually occurs up to two weeks before or after autumn equinox, according to EarthSky.org. It is either the last full moon of summer or the first full moon of autumn.
The harvest moon rises at sunset, will continue for several nights in a row, as the period between the sunset and the moon is the minimum per year. It would seem that there is a full moon all night long.
The origin of the harvest moon can be traced back to Native Americans, who looked at this full moon every fall as a sign that it was time to harvest their crops according to the Farmers’ Calendar. A few days before it reaches its full point:, the moon hangs in the sky like a shining flashlight, prolonging the light after a good sunset.
According to EarthSky.org, some people trace the name of the moon back to farmers. In the days before the tractor lights, the harvest moon helped the farmers to gather their crops, as the daylight was reduced, illuminating the fields all night.
Is the harvest moon bigger or brighter than other satellites? It depends.
Harvest The distance of the Moon from the Earth is different every year. Last year’s harvest moon was the second smallest full moon in 2020, according to EarthSky.org. The 2019 harvest moon was actually the mini-moon, or the farthest, smallest full moon of 2019. However, in 2015, the harvest moon was the closest looking moon of the year.
It is known that when the crescent moon rises, it turns orange. This is because when you look at the horizon, not at the top, you see the greater thickness of the Earth’s atmosphere.