The “Harvester Moon” is the last giant moon in 2023 to light up the sky on Friday, September 29.

2023-09-23 2023-09-23T21:48:06Z
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Arabia Weather - A few days separate us from a distinctive astronomical event and an enjoyable opportunity for astronomy and photography enthusiasts. It is the last of its kind for this year. It is the last giant moon of 2023, the “Harvester Moon.” So what is this moon? Why is it called the Moon of the Harvesters and when is its date?

The supermoon is expected to light up the sky on Friday, September 29, 2023, as the full moon will be brighter and closer to Earth by up to 14% than the usual moon, and 30% brighter than usual.

What is a supermoon?

Answer : The name “giant moon” is given to the moon when it is in the full moon phase and this coincides with its being at its closest point to the Earth in its elliptical orbit around it, which is known as “perigee,” while it is called “little moon” when the full moon is at its furthest point. It has the Earth in its orbit.

It is worth noting that the size of the giant moon is 12.5% to 14.1% larger than the small moon, and 5.9% to 6.9% larger than the average size of the full moon, and because it is close to the Earth, it appears 30% brighter than the small moon and 16% brighter than the small moon. average size.

How many supermoons do we see in a year?

Answer : The giant moon phenomenon occurs 3 or 4 times in one year, and in a few cases it occurs 5 times, as will happen in the years from 2029 to 2033, knowing that giant moons appear successively, and this repetition and succession is due to the fact that the moon is gigantic according to the distance between it and the Earth. Which is equal to or greater than 90%.

What is the Harvester Moon? What is its relationship to the phenomenon of the autumn equinox?

Answer : The Harvester Moon is the full moon closest to the date of the autumn equinox, which falls on September 22 or 23 of each year. The Moon is high and bright and rises early, and the Harvester Moon may come in September or October.

Why was the Harvester Moon given this name?

Answer : The Harvesters’ Moon was given this name because farmers in the past relied on its illumination to extend their working hours after sunset hours to prepare for the current season of plowing the land and scattering seeds before the rains. Therefore, this moon was an awaited sight for farmers. It is also called the "Harvest Moon".

When is the Harvester Moon 2023?

Answer : The Harvester Moon will light up the sky on Friday, September 29, 2023

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What is the autumn equinox and what is its relationship to the Harvester Moon?

Facts about the Harvester Moon

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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