Interpretive walk where Michael Bakk Captain of the Calgary Space Workers and Roland Dechesne of the Calgary Astronomy Meetup Group will speak to you on the many science facts of earths moon.
We will meet in the evening and watch the moon for a short time.
So much to tell you about and what the August moon is all about
Visual---Harvest Moon seems to be bigger or brighter or more colorful than other full moons. The warm color of the Moon shortly after it rises is caused by light from the Moon passing through a greater amount of atmospheric particles than when the moon is overhead. The atmosphere scatters the bluish component of moonlight which is really reflected white light from the sun, but allows the reddish component of the light to travel a straighter path to one's eyes. Hence all celestial bodies look reddish when they are low in the sky.
Size-- It appears larger in size because the brain perceives a low-hanging moon to be larger than one that's high in the sky. This is known as a Moon illusion and it can be seen with any full Moon.