APOD: Harvest Moon over Sicily (2022 Sep 15)

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
User avatar
APOD Robot
Otto Posterman
Posts: 4842
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:27 am

APOD: Harvest Moon over Sicily (2022 Sep 15)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Sep 15, 2022 4:06 am

Image Harvest Moon over Sicily

Explanation: For northern hemisphere dwellers, September's Full Moon was the Harvest Moon. Reflecting warm hues at sunset it rises over the historic town of Castiglione di Sicilia in this telephoto view from September 9. Famed in festival, story, and song Harvest Moon is just the traditional name of the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox. According to lore the name is a fitting one. Despite the diminishing daylight hours as the growing season drew to a close, farmers could harvest crops by the light of a full moon shining on from dusk to dawn.

<< Previous APOD This Day in APOD Next APOD >>

User avatar
orin stepanek
Plutopian
Posts: 7810
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:41 pm
Location: Nebraska

Re: APOD: Harvest Moon over Sicily (2022 Sep 15)

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Sep 15, 2022 11:40 am

S_220915.jpg
What can I say? Shine on! 8-) Very pretty Moon!
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Orin

Smile today; tomorrow's another day!

bolo

Re: APOD: Harvest Moon over Sicily (2022 Sep 15)

Post by bolo » Thu Sep 15, 2022 1:56 pm

Way to much light polution in town

User avatar
hypatia
Ensign
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:09 pm

Re: APOD: Harvest Moon over Sicily (2022 Sep 15)

Post by hypatia » Thu Sep 15, 2022 7:28 pm

Well, here in the PNW, our full moon wasn't so big but it was a deep orange due to wildfires in the area.

User avatar
Chris Peterson
Abominable Snowman
Posts: 17017
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:13 pm
Location: Guffey, Colorado, USA

Re: APOD: Harvest Moon over Sicily (2022 Sep 15)

Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Sep 15, 2022 8:01 pm

hypatia wrote: Thu Sep 15, 2022 7:28 pm Well, here in the PNW, our full moon wasn't so big but it was a deep orange due to wildfires in the area.
It was the same size everywhere.
Chris

*****************************************
Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory
http://www.cloudbait.com