When To See The Harvest Moon This Week - Lifestyle UG When To See The Harvest Moon This Week - Lifestyle UG

When To See The Harvest Moon This Week

The most well-known full moon of the year marks the conclusion of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

It's not a supermoon this year, but the harvest moon is one of the more well-known full moons we experience each year, and it falls on Saturday this year.

There's nothing special or unusual about this full moon. This is the least interesting full moon in months, after four consecutive supermoons since May.

The harvest moon is the full moon closest to the autumn equinox (this year, Sept. 22), therefore it can occur in October.

This full moon has also been referred to as the fruit moon or the barley moon in Europe, both of which refer to the seasonal fall harvest in the Northern Hemisphere.

In the Americas, it has also been called the corn moon by the Algonquin tribes, for the same reason.

Those who go outside on Friday night or early Saturday will be able to see the harvest moon, one of the most popular full moons of the year.

According to reports, the full moon peaks on Saturday at 6 a.m. EDT, but it will seem bright and full in the sky beginning on Friday and continue into Sunday.

The full moon happens around once a month when the sun, Earth, and moon align on an invisible 180-degree line.