Sunday, September 26, 2010

Harvest Moon over Millbrook

You might have missed it (you might well have been sound asleep); the vernal equinox happened, bang on celestial schedule, on Thursday morning at 03:09 precisely.

That means that it's definitely autumn; Keats' "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness..." is well and truly upon us.

This means that the harvest moon cannot be far behind; the harvest moon being the first full moon after the vernal equinox. This year that happened to be at 09:20 of the same morning.

Not many of us are moon watching during daylight hours, so you'll have to make do with the ever-so-slightly-waning harvest moon over Millbrook lake that I snapped shortly before eight in the evening.

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