Full Moon September 2021: When is the Harvest Moon and how to see in the UK

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Stargazers around the world will be treated to an orange full moon this week.

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The so-called Harvest Moon appeared in the night sky over the Americas and Europe on September 20 and will hang there for about three days.

Harvest Moon is one of 13 full moons this yearcredit: EPA

Harvest full moon – what time and how to watch

The Full Harvest Moon begins on Sept. 20 at 7:55 p.m. ET (September 21 at 00:55 p.m. BST).


according to nasa, the lunar event was visible from Iceland, Liberia, Senegal and across the Americas to the international dateline.

It will be visible on the international date line for the rest of Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia on Tuesday night.

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Weather allows you to see it in all its bright glory, but try to avoid light-polluted areas.

NASA explained: “The Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Sunday evening through Wednesday morning.”

Watch for the Harvest Moon This Week

Watch for the Harvest Moon This Weekcredit: Getty Images – Getty

Why is it called the Harvest Moon?

All full moons have nicknames, usually related to the time of year they appear.

The Harvest Moon is the term given to the full moon that appears closest to the autumnal equinox, the point after which daylight starts to decrease for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere.

It is named after its connection to the farmers.

NASA said: “As the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox (end of summer and beginning of fall), it is the Harvest Moon.

“During the harvest season, farmers sometimes have to work late at night under the light of the moon.

“The full moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for some nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon rises at roughly the same time: only 25 to 30 minutes later in North America, and only 10 to 20 minutes later in Canada and Canada. To the north in Europe.

“The Harvest Moon is an Old European name with the Oxford English Dictionary giving 1706 as the year of its first published use. Most of the years the Harvest Moon falls in September but it is one of the years that falls in October. “

A full moon occurs when the entire side of the moon that faces the Earth is illuminated by rays.

The Harvest Moon is one of 13 full moons to beautify our skies in 2021.

different types of moons

Here are some of the most interesting moon phases and when to watch them…

a blue moon Refers to the occasion when a full moon appears for the second time in the same month, it is very rare and the next Blue Moon should be on Halloween in 2020.

NS Sharad Chandra Appears around the time of the autumn equinox when farmers harvest their main crops.

a super moon Appears when it is at its closest point to Earth and therefore at its brightest, next will be visible in September.

a full moon Occurs during a total lunar eclipse, the next should be in May 2020.

Each month of the year actually has its own special full moon event, they are as follows:

  • January: Wolf Moon
  • February: Snow Moon
  • March: Worm Moon
  • April: Pink Moon
  • May: Flowering Moon
  • June: Strawberry Moon
  • July: Buck Moon
  • August: Sturgeon Moon
  • September: Full Corn Moon
  • October: Hunters Moon
  • November: Beaver Moon
  • December: Cold Moon.

NASA is now using the Moon as a giant space microscope to detect alien life lurking in nearby galaxies

In other news, Elon Musk says SpaceX could bring astronauts back to the Moon by 2024.

Musk is working on a Tesla robot that looks like a human – and will perform “boring or dangerous tasks”.

And NASA’s Mars helicopter is circling the Red Planet.

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