This September Is Moontastic!

Full Harvest Perigee Moon, Lunar Eclipse, Extravaganza!

A “perigee moon” means the moon is at its closest to Earth in its 28 day orbit. On September 27 at  9:55 p.m. EST, the moon will be at perigee 55 minuets before the apex of the Full Harvest Moon at 10:50 p.m. EST. This is the closest perigee moon for the year and with the full moon less than an hour behind, will make this an event (supermoon/lunar eclipse combination) that hasn’t happened since 1982 and will not occur again until 2033.  This is rare and possibly a once in a life time event.  The lunar event will be visible to all of North America (north east US has it best)Full Harvest Perigee Moon lunar eclipse will be big and bright for observers. Areas of California and Washington, where there are wildfires, will be darker or possibly more of a violet color depending on atmosphere.

Also we have the fall equinox on September 23, the sun stands over the equator to symbol the fall equinox.  Furthermore, Venus and Mars become morning objects visible just before sunrise, Mercury will be at magnitude 0.8 and is low above the horizon after sunset.  Then we have Saturn, A big bright planet in September viewable south after sunset.


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