Rare Harvest Moon will appear for first time in 19 years

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The harvest moon will appear this week as Autumn draws closer.

This year the harvest moon will appear on Friday 13th, which hasn’t happened for 19 years.

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 appears closet to the Autumn Equinox.

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

The next full moon will appear on October 13. This full moon is known as the Full Hunters Moon, the Travel Moon and the Blood Moon.

Stargazers across Merseyside will be in luck as there’s plenty of clear skies forecast for Friday night.

The Met Office say: “After a chilly start it’ll be a dry day with sunny spells, and only small amounts of fair weather cloud. With light winds it will feel warm in the sunshine”.

The rare full moon on Friday 13th hasn’t happened since October 13, 2000 & won’t happen again until August 13, 2049.

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