The full moon nearest the September equinox carries the name Harvest Moon for us in the Northern Hemisphere. For us in the U.S., the moon was closer to full last night (September 18) than it will be tonight (September 19). For Europe and Africa, the September 18 and 19 moons are about equally full. For Asia, the September 19 moon is closer to full. So, in 2013, both the September 18 and the September 19 moon can carry the Harvest Moon name. Enjoy watching-watching on these nights!
Gary Pescod wrote on September 18, 2013:
My take on tonight’s full moon over the Seaham Coast [in the UK]. Viewed from the Burdon Lane/A19 flyover.
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