Each week on the blog, I’ll pick one viewer photo for the #SkyCandy of the Week award. The prize? Pride! On this 1st Friday of the Fall, it’s only appropriate to highlight this stunning shot of the Harvest Moon rising over the Santa Catalina Mountains.
Photographer: Lori Bresina
Location: Catalina, AZ
Date taken: September 16th, 2016
That’s what I said: The full Moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox is called the Harvest Moon. EarthSky says its labeled as such because before tractor lights, farmers depended on the light of the full Moon to harvest their fields. On average, the Harvest Moon can appear anywhere from two weeks prior to two weeks after the start of astronomical Fall.