APOD: A Harvest Moon over Tuscany (2023 Sep 30)

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APOD: A Harvest Moon over Tuscany (2023 Sep 30)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Sep 30, 2023 4:05 am

Image A Harvest Moon over Tuscany

Explanation: For northern hemisphere dwellers, September's Full Moon was the Harvest Moon. Reflecting warm hues at sunset, it rises behind cypress trees huddled on a hill top in Tuscany, Italy in this telephoto view from September 28. 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. This Harvest Moon was also known to some as a supermoon, a term becoming a traditional name for a full moon near perigee. It was the fourth and final supermoon for 2023.

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Re: APOD: A Harvest Moon over Tuscany (2023 Sep 30)

Post by Ann » Sat Sep 30, 2023 4:40 am

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Hello, Lady in the Moon! You've got a lovely yellow complexion tonight. 🌕

Just like the crops whose harvest you are overseeing. 🌽

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Re: APOD: A Harvest Moon over Tuscany (2023 Sep 30)

Post by Tszabeau » Sat Sep 30, 2023 1:31 pm

I can’t help but wonder what’s under those trees. The hill does not look natural.

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Re: APOD: A Harvest Moon over Tuscany (2023 Sep 30)

Post by johnnydeep » Sat Sep 30, 2023 1:59 pm

PS - the link to the credited copyright holder doesn't work, but perhaps that's deliberate, based on how it looks: "https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/giabar5insta [at] gmail []"
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Re: APOD: A Harvest Moon over Tuscany (2023 Sep 30)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Sep 30, 2023 8:52 pm

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The big and the little of it! Oh my!
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Re: APOD: A Harvest Moon over Tuscany (2023 Sep 30)

Post by alter-ego » Sun Oct 01, 2023 2:15 am

johnnydeep wrote: Sat Sep 30, 2023 1:59 pm PS - the link to the credited copyright holder doesn't work, but perhaps that's deliberate, based on how it looks: "https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/giabar5insta [at] gmail []"
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Re: APOD: A Harvest Moon over Tuscany (2023 Sep 30)

Post by johnnydeep » Sun Oct 01, 2023 1:38 pm

alter-ego wrote: Sun Oct 01, 2023 2:15 am
johnnydeep wrote: Sat Sep 30, 2023 1:59 pm PS - the link to the credited copyright holder doesn't work, but perhaps that's deliberate, based on how it looks: "https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/giabar5insta [at] gmail []"
This is the instagram address: https://www.instagram.com/giabar5/
Thanks. And this is the link to the Instagram post with the pic: https://www.instagram.com/p/CxxYZXKsqWi/
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