September Harvest Moon

Full Moon on September 20, 2021 – in Dubai, UAE. This Full Moon closest to the autumn equinox is called the Harvest Moon beacuse of its light being useful in harvesting the crops in the evening. The Harvest Full Moon is also called Mid-Autumn Festival Moon (China), Singing Moon (Celtic), Barley Moon (English Medieval), Fruit Moon (North America), Worm Moon, Crow Moon or Sugar Moon (Southern Hemisphere).

On September 18 the conjunction (meeting) of the Moon and Jupiter could have been observed.

Full Moon
Full Moon

September 20, 2021

See also:

Full Moons in 2021: Full Wolf Moon | Full Snow Moon | April Pink Supermoon | May Flower Supermoon | June Strawberry Moon | August Sturgeon Moon – Blue Moon

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August Sturgeon Moon – Blue Moon

Full Moon on August 22, 2021 – in Dubai, UAE.

August Full Moon is traditionally called: Sturgeon Moon, Blueberry Moon, Wheat Cut Moon, Green Corn Moon. Those names are connected to agricultural activities (and fishing season) in the Northern Hemisphere.

August Full Moon is also a Blue Moon – in this case the third Full Moon out of four during the summer 2021.

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Jupiter at opposition

On August 20, 2021 Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System was opposite the Sun (Jupiter, the Earth and the Sun were aligned) – that is why so perfect to observe from the Earth that night.

In the photos below: Jupiter and the Moon seen from Dubai, UAE.

Jupiter (left) and the Moon
Jupiter (left), the Moon and the plane (two dots on the right)

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