Showing posts with label harvest moon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label harvest moon. Show all posts

Thursday, October 1, 2020

NASA ScienceCasts Explains the Harvest Moon - It's Tonight!

Tonight is the night of the annual Harvest Moon in the northern hemisphere. The harvest moon comes on a different evening each year. If the weather is cooperative, tonight will be a great evening to get pictures of the moon rising. I hope that this year is the year I finally get a good one. 

The harvest moon is the full moon that is closest to the northern autumnal equinox. In the short video below the team at NASA ScienceCasts explains why it is called the Harvest Moon and why other moons have names too (have you heard of the snow moon or the wolf moon?). I found the video interesting, and I hope that you and your students do too.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Harvest Moon Explained by NASA

The astronomical start of autumn is less than two weeks away. But this year the Harvest Moon that is typically associated with Fall is occurring a little later than usual. What is the Harvest Moon? Do other full moons have names too? Those questions and others are answered in NASA Sciencecasts: The Harvest Moon.


Monday, September 16, 2013

NASA Explains the Harvest Moon

In the northern hemisphere the Harvest Moon will appear later this week. This is the full moon that is closest to the northern autumnal equinox. In the short video below the team at NASA ScienceCasts explains why it is called the Harvest Moon and why other moons have names too. It's fair season here in Maine so harvesting is on a lot of people's minds, I found the video interesting, and I hope that you and your students do too.