Special Harvest Moon to start October

Full Harvest Moon this Week

October will begin with a full moon. October 1 at 5:05 p.m. the moon will become full. This won’t be any regular full moon, it will be special! This full moon is closest to the fall equinox which occurred on September 22 which makes it the Harvest Moon. Usually, the Harvest moon falls in September, but this year is different.

The full moon on Thursday is also known as a micromoon because it becomes full around the time the moon is furthest from Earth during orbit. This is the opposite of a supermoon.

Finally, mark your calendars because October 31 will be the SECOND full moon of the moon. When there are two full moons in one month, the second is known as a Blue moon since it is a rare occurrence.

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Even though both full moons in October are considered micromoons, they won’t seem much smaller to the naked eye. You can see the moon rise this week right around sunset and it will shine bright all night long!

Send us photos of the full Harvest moon here! An added bonus to look for on October 1 and 2 is Mars! It will be very close to the moon.