Astronomy enthusiasts are preparing to welcome the last supermoon of 2023 next week, which is called the “Harvest Moon.”
The giant full moon will adorn Earth’s sky on Friday, September 29, as the full moon will appear closer and brighter than the usual full moon.
A supermoon is a type of full moon that can appear up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than a typical full moon during the months of the year. This is because it is located at its closest point to Earth, which is called perigee, according to NASA.
This month’s full moon is called the “Harvest Moon,” which is known as the full moon that occurs as the autumnal equinox approaches in September every year. This certainly means the end of summer and the official entry into autumn.
It is called the “Harvest Moon” because it occurs when farmers in the Northern Hemisphere are ready to harvest their crops before winter arrives.
The best time to see the Super Harvest Moon will be at moonrise. Harvest moons can appear dark yellow, orange, or red, especially when they first rise from the horizon.
When the moon is close to the horizon, such as during rising, objects in front of it, such as trees and rocks, can provide a sense of the massive size of the supermoon.
As a result, the moon appears larger at this time than any other moon, according to NASA.
This exciting astronomical event comes shortly after two other giant moons appeared in the sky last August, one of which was known as the rare giant blue moon.
There are usually 12 full moons a year, but sometimes there are 13 full moons. (RT)