Final supermoon of the year on display tonight
Not only will we see a beautiful full moon tonight, it will also be the final supermoon of the year. Thanks to clear conditions, we’ll have an unobstructed view of this latest full moon. For a look back at our other super moon events this year, check out the following links:
When the moon is closer to Earth, it ends up looking bigger and brighter and this is why we refer to it as the supermoon. It can appear 14% larger and 30% brighter, according to NASA.
The full moon in September is called the “Harvest Moon”, according to the Farmers’ Almanac, since farmers used to use the full moon light to harvest our crops. Thanks to advances in technology, farmers no longer rely on this moon light. The September full moon can also have more of an orange appearance due to the dust in the air from the harvest. But if the combines aren’t out in the field yet in your area, you likely won’t see the orange cast to the moon tonight.
*Featured image courtesy of spaceweather.com*