Ah, the Super Harvest Moon. It’s the time when werewolves take selfies, pumpkins start plotting their revenge, and moon pies magically taste better. Kidding! (Mostly). But seriously, there’s more to this phenomenon than meets the eye.
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Super Harvest Moon
Here are seven lesser-known facts about this week’s lunar showstopper:
Did you know that when the moon puts on its ‘super’ cape, it can appear up to 14% larger? That’s like giving it a magnifying glass! So, if you ever wanted to inspect moon craters up close, now’s your chance. (Telescope recommended. Do not attempt to climb).
While “Harvest Moon” sounds like the name of a hipster cereal, it refers to the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. This brilliance gave farmers more time to harvest crops by moonlight. Talk about nature’s overtime!
The Moon’s Red Carpet Moment:
The Super Harvest Moon can sometimes boast a reddish or orange tint due to atmospheric conditions. Think of it as the moon trying out a new blush. And we must say, it’s their color.
A Late Riser:
Normally, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day. But around the Harvest Moon? It’s a scant 30-minute delay! Even the moon hates daylight savings.
It’s Not Just For Earthlings:
Okay, we fibbed. It is. But imagine being an alien tourist and visiting Earth during the Super Harvest Moon. You’d think it was like our version of Black Friday, but with more moon-gazing and fewer discounted TVs.
Music to the Ears:
Have you ever heard of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” song? If you haven’t, now’s the perfect time to listen. We guarantee it’s ten times better under the light of the actual Super Harvest Moon. (Okay, maybe not scientifically, but let’s roll with it).
The Super Harvest Moon Challenge:
It’s rumored (by us, right now) that if you dance under the Super Harvest Moon while eating a slice of pumpkin pie, autumn will bless you with the perfect sweater weather. So, dust off those dancing shoes!
To wrap things up, whether you’re an avid stargazer or someone who says, “That’s a big moon,” and moves on, there’s no denying that the Super Harvest Moon is a treat. So, get out there, find a comfy viewing spot, and maybe share a toast to the moon’s fabulous fashion choice this season. Cheers! 🌕🥂