Thursday, September 19, 2013

City Seen

Mr. Moonlight

Harvest Moon shines on Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photo

 

A perpetual pearl. The moon as it looked Wednesday night over Chilliwack.

 

he full moon this week, otherwise known as a Harvest Moon, is a sure sign the autumnal equinox is just around the corner. Sunday is the first full fall day.

Historical records indicate that prior to electricity, farmers harvesting crops relied on the Harvest Moon for light which allowed them to work longer into the night.

Dust in the atmosphere turns the moon orange as it inches over the horizon and the September moon sometimes creates an optical illusion appearing larger than normal.

For a more detailed explanation of what a Harvest Moon is, watch a video clip at Space.com here.

We've been taking photos of moons for many moons. Google Images Valley Voice Chilliwack Moon  to see them.

 

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