Thursday, December 7, 2023

Last Supermoon of 2023 Will Rise this Week

As we approach fall, the summer of supermoons is coming to an end. The last of this season’s four full moons, known as the Harvest Moon, will shine its brightest on Friday, September 29 including Pakistan and UAE.

For observers in New York City, the fully lit moon will rise at around 18:33 EDT and set the next day at around 06:52 EDT. After the full moon, it will gradually become less illuminated, a process called “waning.” It will eventually become a completely dark new moon on October 14, starting a new lunar cycle.

The series of four consecutive supermoons started with the Full Buck Moon in July and continued with two in August, the Full Sturgeon Moon and the Full Blue Moon. Supermoons occur when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit, making it appear brighter and slightly larger than regular full moons.

The moon will be closest to Earth on the evening of Wednesday, September 27, two days before the Harvest Moon. However, this won’t be the closest or brightest supermoon of 2023. The August 30 Full Blue Moon was even closer to Earth.

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