2023 has been a fantastic year for supermoons! We've had one in July, two in August and the recent sighting of the Harvest Moon on September 29th rounding (no pun intended) off the last of the supermoons this year.
A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth in its elliptical orbit. This cosmic alignment makes the moon appear larger and brighter than usual, giving it that extra "oomph" that makes it super. It's like the moon decided to put on it's fanciest outfit just for us!
The supermoon has inspired countless myths, legends, and works of art throughout history. It's no wonder the moon has always held a special place in our hearts!
During the Harvest Moon, the moon rises shortly after the sun sets, creating an extended period of bright moonlight. This added light was a blessing for farmers back in the day, allowing them to work late into the night and gather their crops by moonlight. Hence, the name "Harvest Moon" was born!
The Harvest Moon can vary in colour, ranging from a warm golden hue to a deep orange. It's like nature's very own mood ring!
So, make sure you keep an eye out for the supermoons of 2024, and remember it's whimsical origins and the joy it brings to farmers and moon enthusiasts alike. Let's embrace the magic of this celestial marvel and dance under its enchanting glow!
Did you manage to catch a glimpse of them all this year...?