Supermoon series ends with Harvest Moon on September 28


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The supermoon will end on Thursday (September 28) and the last supermoon will be visible after sunset. This celestial spectacle will mark the end of summer filled with mesmerizingly large and radiant full moons.

According to Farmers’ Almanac predictions, this year’s Harvest Supermoon will reach its peak brightness around 6 a.m. ET on Friday, having already peaked the previous night. The last supermoon was seen on August 30, 2023, as it appeared directly opposite the Sun.

What is a harvest moon?

This full moon, known as the Harvest Moon, holds significance because it closely coincides with the autumnal equinox, which occurs on September 23. It is often known as the Corn Moon, marking the conclusion of the summer harvest, especially among farmers and avid skywatchers.

What is the origin of the term ‘Harvest Moon’?

The name ‘Harvest Moon’ originates from the farming practices of olden days. In the era when tractors were equipped with headlights, the presence of moonlight was of great importance for timely harvesting of crops from the fields.

When does supermoon happen?

A supermoon occurs when the Moon makes its closest approach to Earth in its elliptical orbit, creating a panoramic illusion of increased size and increased brightness. According to Farmers’ Almanac, “This year, the Harvest Supermoon will be at its peak brightness at approximately 6 a.m. ET on Friday, September 29, having already risen the previous night. This astronomical show will continue to grace the evening sky on Friday. “

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