Stargazers can see the Moon from around sunset on Friday, peaking at 5:59 AM on Saturday. According to NASA.
In 2022, the full moon in September is called the Mid-Autumn Moon because it is closest to the autumnal equinox on September 22nd. According to The Old Farmer’s AlmanacThe full moon in October is called the harvest moon when it approaches the equinox, and the full moon in September is called the cone moon.
The harvest moon first appears around sunset on Friday, rising 25 minutes later each day in the northern United States and 10 to 20 minutes later in Canada and Europe. According to The Old Farmer’s AlmanacWhen the Moon enters its next phase, it will return to its normal schedule of rising 50 minutes later each day.
Other full moons of the year stay on that 50-minute timeline. According to Earth Sky.
The early rising time of the harvest moon occurs in the northern hemisphere near the autumnal equinox, when the moon’s orbit is closest to the eastern horizon. Old Farmer’s Almanac saidThe moon’s orbit moves about 12 degrees east each day, but according to the calendar, the September full moon is so close to the horizon that it rises earlier than usual.
Moonlight lasts from dawn to dusk for several nights in a row, allowing farmers to continue working at night. earth sky he said.
In the southern hemisphere, this effect occurs around the spring equinox in March or April. According to Earth Sky.
When the moon begins to rise in the sky, it can appear a burnt orange color. This is because Earth’s atmosphere is thicker along the horizon than it is above us, according to EarthSky.
Its atmosphere acts as a filter, turning the moon an eerie color when it first appears over the horizon.
The Mid-Autumn Moon may make the sky look bigger than other full moons, but your eyes are fooling you.
The full moon appears larger along the horizon, so this illusion is more pronounced when the harvest moon is closer to the skyline. earth sky he said.
Remaining events for 2022
There are three more full moons this year, According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac:
• October 9: Hunter’s Month
• November 8: Beaver Moon
• December 7: cold month
native american tribes different name For full moons such as the Cheyenne’s September full moon “hay moon” and the December full moon Arapaho’s “popping tree”.
Catch the peak of these upcoming meteor shower events due later this year, according to EarthSky’s 2022. meteor shower guide:
• Draconids: October 8-9
• Orion: October 20-21
• South of Taurus: November 5th.
• Taurus North: November 12th.
• Leo: November 17-18
Gemini: December 13-14
• Ursids: December 22-23
In 2022, we will see another total lunar eclipse and a partial solar eclipse. Old Farmer’s AlmanacThe partial solar eclipse on October 25 will be visible over Greenland, Iceland, most of Europe, northeastern Africa, and parts of western and central Asia.
The total lunar eclipse on November 8 will be visible in Asia, Australia, the Pacific, South America, and North America between 3:02 AM and 8:56 AM ET. But for people in eastern North America, the moon sets at that hour.
Wear suitable eclipse glasses to view the eclipse safely as the sun’s rays can damage your eyes.