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Met Office forecasts mainly clear skies for West Berkshire on the night of Full Harvest Moon

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The closest full Moon to the autumnal equinox, the Harvest Moon marks the turning of the seasons.

September's full Harvest Moon will reach peak ‘fullness’ at 12.54am on Tuesday.

Though the Moon is technically full for only a moment, it will appear full to the naked eye for a couple of days either side. So if you can't wait up until nearly 1am, it should still look bright in the sky all evening.

Harvest Moon
Harvest Moon

According to the Met Office West Berkshire is in for a mainly clear night, with a small percentage of cloud cover, so the moon should be clear and bright.

Full Moons happen roughly once every 29.5 days, which is the length of time it takes the Moon to orbit the Earth once.

We normally see one full Moon a month – but because calendar months aren’t the same length as lunar months, it’s possible to get two full Moons in one month.

The Harvest Moon is also known as the Corn Moon. According to the Maine Farmer's Almanac the Algonquin tribes called this the Corn Moon as this was the time for gathering their main staple crops of corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice.

If you take a picture of tonight's full Harvest Moon send it in to geraldine.gardner@newburynews.co.uk and we'll create a cosmic gallery.

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