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Super Harvest Moon is a Rare Autumnal Equinox Phenomenon - Those living in the Northern Hemisphere will about to experience an autumnal equinox phenomenon known as the Harvest Moon. However this year 2010, it would be a “Super Harvest Moon” or as what astronomers say “Harvestest Moon” since the sun will set as the moon rises.http://www.worldcorrespondents.com/harvest-moon-2010-see-the-super-harvest-moon-tonight/8811649
This is the first time in two decades that a Super Harvest Moon will occur in the sky. The autumnal equinox phenomenon will create a strange 360-degree twilight show as the moon will rise in one direction while the sun will set on the opposite direction.
The Harvest Moon will appear as orange moon and it will be gigantic due to a psychological effect known as the “Moon illusion”. There is no need for any special equipment to watch this Harvest Moon 2010 in the sky later tonight as long as the skies are clear in your location.
The Harvest Moon got its name from agriculture. In the days before electric lights, farmers depended on bright moonlight to extend the workday beyond sunset. It was the only way they could gather their ripening crops in time for market. The full Moon closest to the autumnal equinox became “the Harvest Moon,” and it was always a welcome sight.
The super harvest moon will be seen at around 6:45pm in New York City so we hope that everyone will get a good sight of this rare autumnal equinox phenomenon. There is also a bonus phenomenon today as the summer officially ends at 11:09pm Eastern Time when Jupiter will appear right next to the Moon.
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