The Harvest moon is visible TONIGHT on Merseyside – but what does it mean ?


Autumn has arrived which means temperatures are falling, nights are drawing in and the leaves are turning brown.

It also means that there’s a harvest moon visible, which will take place on the night of 24th & 25th September.

READ MORE: What will the weather be like through Autumn and will we see the storms return to Merseyside ?

What is it ?

The name Harvest Moon comes from when farmers would need to start gathering in crops to prepare for the winter months. They used the bright light to extend the working day.

A harvest moon is the next full moon after the Autumn Equinox.

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Viewing the harvest moon is obviously weather dependant and will be best seen when skies are clear.

And stargazers on Merseyside will be in luck, as most of the night is expected to be a cloudless clear night.

The Met Office say: After a sunny end to the day, most places will stay dry and cloudless overnight.

“It will be chilly, bringing a slight frost to a few rural valleys. More cloud is likely over Cumbria, with the odd shower possible here.”

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