Next Full Moon Date: Autumn is approaching, even though it doesn’t seem like it in Arizona just yet, and full moon watchers will find the seasonal changes interesting.
The moon rises nearer the time of sunset in late summer and early autumn as the days get shorter and the moon’s orbit’s angle changes.
Find out when to observe the September 2023 full moon in Arizona, why it is known as the harvest moon, and what causes it to appear to be burning orange by reading on.
When is the next full moon date in September 2023?
The moon will be full on Friday, September 29, 2023.
Timeanddate.com predicts that Arizona will experience moonrise at 6:39 that evening. Around 2 or 3 a.m., the full moon will be at its brightest.
What is the name of the full moon in September?
The harvest moon is the name of the full moon in September.
What is a harvest moon?
On the website of NASA, “the phrase ‘harvest moon’ refers to the full, bright moon that occurs closest to the beginning of fall. The term comes from a time before electricity, when farmers relied on the light of the moon to harvest crops into the wee hours of the morning.
For the majority of the other months, it is more difficult for farmers to operate in the fields at night because the moon rises on average 50 minutes later each day.
However, during the harvest moon, the moon only rises around 30 minutes later each night, adding to the amount of evening light and enabling farmers to work longer hours.
Why is harvest moon orange?
According to earthsky.org, a harvest moon seems larger than usual and has a warm orange or amber tint because you can see more of the Earth’s atmosphere when it rises close to the horizon.
Where will the harvest moon be visible?
Full moons are visible from everywhere. The harvest moon will appear if you simply glance to the horizon. Locate yourself somewhere with a clear view of the horizon and low light pollution for the greatest views.
When can you sight the next Full Moon?
There is typically one full moon per month; they occur every 29.5 days on average. Here is the remaining 2023 full moon calendar:
- Oct. 28, Saturday.
- Nov. 27, Monday.
- Dec. 26 Tuesday.