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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fall's Harvest Moon

Being on vacation, visiting family, and celebrating my birthday have delayed some of my postings. Since the fall equinox and harvest moon are both monumental seasonal events they must not go unnoticed even though their official dates have passed.

For 2012, the September equinox began in the northern hemisphere on September 22, 10:49 A.M. EDT. Day and night are each about 12 hours long. It is on this day when our Sun crosses the celestial equator going southward; it rises exactly due east and sets exactly due west.

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It is the summer's great last heat,
It is the fall's first chill: They meet.
–Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt
 
 
 
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By the Light of the Moon
 
The harvest moon- the full moon closest to the autumn equinox has set for 2012. Our skywatchers were out and captured some spectacular images of this beautiful site.
 
A Harvest Moon
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Everything you need to know: September equinox 2012

 
Where were you this past weekend? Did you see the harvest moon and perhaps take some spectacular photos? Share your sightings. . .