Thursday, September 23, 2010

Herbst kommt an!

Today is a day worth celebrating! Not only is it Equinox and the beginning of the fall season, officially but also tonight we can enjoy an amazing extra special large Harvest Moon. Apparently the equinox began actually at 11:09 p.m. last night. With the sun setting and moon rising, together they create a special 360 degree twilight glow- only rarely seen. This is not to happen again until 2029. Also, according to Science News from NASA (, it is called the Harvest moon because farmers actually harvested during the bright night to prepare crops for the last markets of the year.
Be sure to keep an eye out for Jupiter in the east as well. Happy Viewing!

1 comment:

  1. what a beautiful picture of the moon! The moon was really full and bright last night. I never heard of this special sun/moon twilight before- it's really interesting and i'm sure useful at harvest time.