Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we call the closest full moon to the September equinox the Harvest Moon. In 2016, the next equinox comes on September 22. So this hemisphere’s Harvest Moon was the full moon of September 16. It happened to be an especially close and large full moon … a supermoon? There’s disagreement on that, but we can all agree that this particular Harvest Moon looked especially bright. Plus this Harvest Moon underwent a penumbral lunar eclipse, visible from Earth’s eastern hemisphere. Enjoy these photos from EarthSky friends all over the world. Thanks to all who shared your photos with us!
Bottom line: In case you miss it! Photos of the 2016 Harvest Moon from EarthSky friends.
Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013. Today, as an EarthSky.org Editor, she helps present the science and nature stories and photos you enjoy. She and her husband live in Tennessee, where they enjoy guitar playing and singing. They have 2 grown sons.
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