How to see the harvest moon

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Orange colored moon will be visible this week

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The next full moon is the harvest moon, which will be visible from Monday night.

Also known as the Fruit or Barley Moon or the Corn Moon, the Harvest Moon will appear full for about three days.

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according to nasa, the lunar event will begin Monday at 7:55 p.m. EDT from Iceland, Liberia, Senegal and throughout the United States to the international dateline.

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However, it will be on the international date line for the rest of Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia on Tuesday.

While the average full moon rises about 50 minutes later each night, the harvest moon rises only 25 to 30 minutes later in North America and 10 to 20 minutes later in Canada and Europe.

Big moon appears orange because of earthsky says The Earth’s atmosphere is thicker towards the horizon.

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The term Harvest Moon is an Old European name and the Oxford English Dictionary gives 1706 as the year of its first published use.

To harvest, NASA pointed out, farmers are sometimes required to work by moonlight and the names Fruit Moon and Barley Moon refer to the harvest and harvesting of barley and the ripening of the fruit.

Algonquin tribes called this moon the Corn Moon because it was a time to gather corn crops in addition to pumpkins, squash, beans and rice.

Alternatively, new names for Harvest Moon as GRAIL Moon and LADEE Moon, following the two lunar robotic missions launched this month in 2011.

On September 10, 2011, the twins Gravity recovery and internal laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft began its journey aboard the Delta II launch vehicle and on September 6, 2013 Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) began its journey on a Minotaur V launch vehicle.


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