October Harvest Moon

The Full Harvest Moon on 1st October 2020 – one of the two full moons this month, the first Full Moon this year during astronomical autumn. It is called the Harvest Moon beacuse of its light being useful in harvesting the crops in the evening.

This year Harvest Moon is also a Micromoon (it appears smaller than usual) since it is in apogee – in the point in its orbit farthest from Earth.

On 3rd October (at 03:25 GMT) the conjunction (meeting) of the Moon and Mars could be observed.

Harvest Moon rising – Dubai, UAE

Harvest Moon – Dubai, UAE
Harvest Moon going to meet Mars (far left) – Dubai, UAE

Neil Young – Harvest Moon

See also:

Supermoons in 2020: March Worm Supermoon | April Pink Supermoon | May Flower Supermoon

Full Moons in 2020: January Full Moon | February Full Moon in the clouds | June Strawberry Moon and penumbral eclipse | July Buck Moon  | August Sturgeon Moon | September Corn Moon

UAE on 40thousandkm.com

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