It is always possible to see the full moon when it shines brighter and bigger than at other times, and such rare occasions or presentations causes great excitement among moon viewers and other relevant bodies. Seeing the full moon bigger and brighter at some time other than others occurs once in the month, and its occurrence makes people to think again about what they initially call full moons.

The supermoon is a full moon that is much more bigger and brighter than at other normal full moons, and this phenomenon occurs soon after the moon passes its closest point as it moves round the Earth in orbit, this is usually around 9:38 pm ET. Such rare sighting of the supermoon when it is brightest and fullest in the Northern Hemisphere is known as the “harvest moon” because it will appear at the autumnal equinox.

Moon gazers will enjoy a rare sight of supermoon or harvest moon come Monday, September 22, and you stand to enjoy a super view when it is midnight and when your viewing position is at short distance from the moon itself. You will also be able to enjoy a clear presentation of the moon in all its glory soon after it moves past the eastern horizon. And this rare view is likely to engender a lot of debate among theorists as to why the full moon looks bigger and brighter when it’s low in the sky.

Anyone will be able to view or take fascinating pictures of the moon when it occurs at its maximum strength and glory on Monday, Sept. 22, and these would be pictures you will cherish and that media houses would love to share with you. Bob Berman and Geoff Fox of Slooh virtual observatory will share insights into the myths and phenomenon of the harvest moon when it occurs through a webcast at 9:30 pm ET on Monday, and everyone will be able to view the live feeds in certain places around North America and from the Slooh’s facility in Canary Islands.


4 Responses

  1. Jim Lantern

    The full moon Harvest Moon you are referring to just happened yesterday night Monday September 8, 2014. The moon will be completely blacked out in shadow on September 24. The next full moon is October 8.

  2. Hitch

    Who wrote this article? The full moon is NOT on Sept. 22nd! Another great example of poor science writing!


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