Skywatchers, get ready: October will have two full moons, and the first will illuminate the sky tomorrow night. What’s more, the Full Harvest Moon is not the only astronomical sight to see further because Mars will also appear nearby.
Why is it called the Full Harvest Moon?
Unlike other full moons, the full harvest moon does not correspond to a specific month. Rather, we call it the nearest full moon to the autumn equinox, which occurred on 22 September. Typically, the full harvest moon occurs in September, but this year it descends in October.
So where did its name come from? According to the Farmer’s Almanac, throughout the year, the moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each day, “but near the autumn equinox, the difference is only 30 minutes.” This means that there is too much moonlight at the beginning of the evening. This natural light helped the farmers Harvesting His crops diminished as daylight.
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What can Skywatchers expect to see?
While this year’s Full Harvest Moon will be the second smallest full moon of the year, according to Prithvski, if you see it shortly after the sun rises it will appear larger, brighter and more orange than full moons. After sunset, the full Harvest Moon will be near the horizon, making it appear larger thanks to the Moon illusion. Basically, since you can compare it to familiar visual references (trees, mountains, etc.), it will look huge.
When is the best time to see the first full moon of the fall?
Full Harvest Rises on the Moon Thursday, October 1, And it will reach its peak EDT at 5:05 pmAccording to the Kisan Panchang. So be sure to look towards the horizon around sunset. What better way to kick off October?