Harvest Moon Tonight

Saguaro Moon
Credit & Copyright: Stefan Seip (Astro Meeting)

I love autumn! One of the many things I love about autumn is Harvest Moons. Tonight’s Harvest Moon is supposed to put a particularly good show. According to Gizmodo, it will be a show like we haven’t seen in twenty years:

Being close to the horizon, the orange Moon will be gigantic thanks to a psychological effect called the Moon illusion. The sky will be illuminated by the Sun and the Moon at the same time, creating a weird 360-degree effect that is rarely seen.

To see the moon, go outside at sunset, be sure to have a clear view of the East and the West. The educational opportunities Harvest Moon’s offer are numerous. Plus, they look really cool!

Labels: Science
Posted by Maureen Sklaroff