September’s full moon lit up the night sky this weekend in a dazzling lunar sight enjoyed by sky watchers around the world.
of September full moon it peaked on Saturday (September 10), but appeared fully lit to casual observers the day before and after its lunar show. It also marked the harvest moon of 2022, since this full moon was the closest to the one in September equinox on Sept. 22 that will mark the change of seasons on Earth.
“Many cultures celebrate festivals related to the Harvest Moon,” NASA officials wrote. On twitter (opens in a new tab). “For example, those who celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival share mooncakes.”
Getty photographers from around the world took incredible views of the harvest moon 2022including images from New York City, Spain and Tokyo, Japan.
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Nicholas Isabella, a photographer based in New York City, woke up bright and early on Saturday to capture a stunning view of the Harvest Moon.
“This morning’s harvest moonset over the Statue of Liberty”, Isabella On twitter (opens in a new tab) early Saturday morning while sharing a stunning photo. “This was worth getting up early for.”
This morning, the harvest moon sets over the Statue of Liberty. It was worth getting up early for this. pic.twitter.com/fI55XbIF5KSeptember 10, 2022
Veteran astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy of Florence, Arizona expressed a similar sentiment, even if he had to battle rainy weather to observe Moon.
“The brief moment when the Harvest Moon was revealed before clouds obscured it for the rest of the night”, McCarthy wrote on Instagram (opens in a new tab)where post as cosmic_background (opens in a new tab), on Saturday. “This full moon means a lot to me personally, so I’m glad I was able to capture it despite the heavy rain last night.”
In Seattle, photographer Sigma Sreedharan captured stunning views of the Harvest Moon rising from behind Washington’s iconic Space Needle.
“Here is a time-lapse video of the full Harvest Moon rising alongside the Space Needle in Seattle last night,” Sreedharan wrote in one. post on twitter (opens in a new tab).
Here’s a time lapse video of the full #HarvestMoon going out alongside #SpaceNeedle in #Seattle last night. #wawx pic.twitter.com/LsxvBXrHL2September 10, 2022
Sreedharan said that the smoke from the wildfires created a kind of natural filter during their photo shoot that resulted in a stunning view of the moon directly behind the Space Needle.
Tonight’s #HarvestMoon rises behind #SpaceNeedle in #Seattle. The smoke in the air created a natural filter to make the usually harsh exposure possible. pic.twitter.com/YimYwOPQLSeptember 10, 2022
In the UK, observers were ready at a different monument, Stonehenge, to capture the roof of the Harvest Moon.
The full harvest moon of 2022 rose over Stonehenge last night 🌾🌝 Photo courtesy of Stonehenge Dronescapes #harvest #moon #fullmoon pic.twitter.com/oxhqs01QGgSeptember 10, 2022
The sight was equally amazing in Graceville, Minnesota, where “Grandma with a Camera” Carol Bauer captured stunning views of the full moon rising over water and houses.
Graceville MN #harvestmoon @BobVanDillen @wxchanneldesk @JimCantore @JenCarfagno @StephanieAbrams @WeatherNation @spann @mark_tarello @Wx_Max @AgDayTV @Ginger_Zee @ian_leonard @FOX9 @kellycass #mnwx pic.twitter.com/KMtUSjcNqnSeptember 11, 2022
SPECTACULAR! Full Harvest Moon seen Saturday from Graceville, Minnesota. Photo courtesy of @carolbauer320 #Moon #Space pic.twitter.com/vysEKosjwwSeptember 11, 2022
On Cleeve Hill, Gloucestershire, UK, astronomer and amateur photographer Susan Snow watched as the Harvest Moon rose above the horizon, casting silhouettes of trees along the way.
The #fullmoon rising tonight behind Cleeve Hill 🌝 #Moonrise #HarvestMoon #FullMoon #FullHarvestMoon @CleeveCommon @GlosLiveOnline pic.twitter.com/bqxRmBBudTSeptember 10, 2022
The #fullmoon rising tonight behind Cleeve Hill 🌝#Moonrise #HarvestMoon #FullMoon #FullHarvestMoon @CleeveCommon @GlosLiveOnline pic.twitter.com/D1yKGX5uJZSeptember 11, 2022
With so many amazing views of Harvest Moon this year, it’s hard to pick a favorite. Here are a few more that we found that were really impressive.
The full harvest moon rises over @Ely_Cathedral tonight in Cambridgeshire. So happy with my catch 😍🙏🏻🌝 #HarvestMoon #fullmoon pic.twitter.com/IcdnT77A0iSeptember 10, 2022
It was a beautiful clear afternoon to watch the sunrise of the Harvest Moon for 2022, here over the rolling prairie near home in southern Alberta. #HarvestMoon @twanight #FullMoon pic.twitter.com/Rrd9kyUEZJSeptember 10, 2022
With clouds in the forecast for tomorrow, I didn’t want to risk missing the Harvest Moon in #Pittsburgh. Although it’s not quite full (99.7% is close enough), it still looked spectacular towering over PPG Place tonight. A scene that I will never, ever get tired of capturing. pic.twitter.com/35tMkLlzLYSeptember 10, 2022
The harvest moon rises behind Rhode Island’s Claiborne Pell Bridge.#HarvestMoon #Moon #timelapse #RhodeIsland pic.twitter.com/5AJ6NvAWXSSeptember 11, 2022
The September harvest moon set this morning over Parker County, Texas.#ParkerCounty #Texas #fullmoon #HarvestMoon #moon #dfwwx #txwx #HarvestMoon2022September 11, 2022
The 99.7% full Harvest Moon (also known as the COOOOORN! moon) rises behind the Wood Island Daylight Savings Station, taken from New Castle, NH. Smoke from wildfires overhead contributes to the deep pink color. #NHwx #StormHour pic.twitter.com/rY75cHta3jSeptember 10, 2022
#HarvestMoon rises over @TowerBridge lit up in royal purple tonight pic.twitter.com/yd3V7yFQ9YSeptember 9, 2022
2022.9.10📸19:20 #岐阜城#岐阜城と月#中秋の名月#満月#Harvest Moon#ハーベストムーン pic.twitter.com/ebPmFWb1KLSeptember 10, 2022
If you’re looking for gear to spot the next full moon or planet sight, you can check out our guides for the best binoculars and the best telescopes to satisfy your needs. If you’re hoping to take an epic moon shot, our recommendations for the best cameras for astrophotography Y best lenses for astrophotography can help you find what you need. You can also read our guide on how to photograph the moon with a camera for general tips.
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