Harvest moon to light up Jordan’s sky next Friday

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AMMAN — As the sun sets, the harvest moon will appear to the northeast next Friday, casting its warm glow until dawn, Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.اضافة اعلان

Astronomical phenomena
Astronomer Imad Mujahed explains that the harvest moon occurs when a full moon aligns with the autumnal equinox, usually on September 21. During this time, the moon rises higher and shines brighter in the northern sky, appearing earlier than in other months.

The moon usually rises 50 minutes later than the previous night, but during the harvest moon, it's 30 to 35 minutes later in equatorial regions and rises a few minutes before sunset.

European farmers have used the moon's brightness during this event to work at night for generations, earning it the name "harvest moon" among astronomers.

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