Friday, October 2, 2009


This weekend's full Moon has a special name--The Harvest Moon.

It's the full moon closest to the northern autumnal equinox (Sept. 23).

In years past, farmers depended on the light of the Harvest Moon to gather ripening crops late into the night.

Post-Edison, we appreciate it mainly for its beauty.

Shown above is last year's Harvest Moon, photographed by P-M Hedén of Hedesunda, Sweden. "It was a lovely sight," he recalls.
When the Moon is Harvest-bright, it often lights up ice crystals and water droplets in high clouds, producing luminous haloes and coronas.

Keep an eye out for those beauties, too!

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