Sept 10 is the full 'Harvest Moon'

Autumn is approaching, and it's time to enjoy the splendour of September's full moon, also known as the Harvest Moon.

The next full moon occurs on Saturday, September 10 at approximately 6 a.m. EDT (10 a.m. UTC), but it will be visible in the sky beginning on Friday (Sept. 9) and continuing through Sunday (Sept. 11).

After four supermoons in a row this summer, the moon is back to being a regular old full moon — that is, four full moons that rose during the moon's closest approach to Earth during its orbit

the moon appear larger and up to 16% brighter in the sky than an average full moon, as previously reported by Live Science. The "Sturgeon Moon" in August 2022 was the year's final supermoon.

According to NASA, the full moon in September has been known as the Harvest Moon since at least 1706. 

This is the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox, when many crops are harvested in the Northern Hemisphere; additionally,

farmers have traditionally worked late into the night harvesting their crops, according to NASA.

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